Today I am so pleased to welcome Eddy LeFey to Joyfully Jay. Eddy has come to talk to us about his latest release, Love Cubed. He has also brought along an exclusive excerpt and a great giveaway! Please join me in giving Eddy a big welcome!
Why I chose to write an M/M/M story line
I had to come up with a topic to write about. A question that has popped up frequently, especially among my friends, is if I had a reason for choosing to write an M/M/M story. When this happens, I smile, because I actually did have one. Almost every single M/M/M storyline that I have ever read has been about the sex. I wanted to write about the relationship.
Now, I know some of you are thinking, “You’re a guy. Wouldn’t a threesome be about the sex for you?” My answer to that is simple: duh. However, it isn’t that simple, even if I am a guy. Sure, in my personal sexual experience there’s been a few threesomes, and most of them were impromptu, casual, and I was the third person who was invited by a couple to have a little fun, and then I would leave, letting the couple get on with their lives.
A few times, it was more than that. I started off being friends, and somehow the platonic relationship evolved into something different, much more intimate, and way more complicated. Being in a relationship is sometimes hard work. Trying to have one with three guys is definitely hard. Egos tend to get stepped on. Jealousy can start to flourish.
My personal experiences didn’t end well, but they did shape me. When I was searching for a topic to write about, I thought of my own personal flirtations in university. I started wondering what if? What if we all hit it off at the same time? What if there had been mutual respect and understanding? What if none of our egos had gotten in the way?
In short, I wanted to see if I could come up with a plausible, fairly realistic Happily-ever-after—or at the very least a Happy-for-now— relationship scenario involving three young men. I think I did.
Francis sighed. He scooted down off the sofa. He wanted to look at everyone when he said what he had to say, but he especially wanted to see Andrew and Sebastian. He addressed his comments to the blond beauty and the brown-haired Adonis. “I don’t want to be obvious. The more obvious I am, the closer the three of us get, the more people will start talking about the two of you. I do not want to be responsible for ruining your lives.”
Andrew was shocked. He hadn’t realized Francis had internalized his own fears.
Andrew jumped up off the sofa and walked to Francis, putting both hands on Francis’ face, cupping it. “Francis, babe, you don’t have to change who you are—not for me… or for Sebastian. You are beautiful just being you.”
Francis’ eyes had started to water. He needed to get this out. “What if I do something or say something? Maybe Marco knew because he’s gay himself—but Steve? He knew. I couldn’t cope if people started asking questions and pestering you. What happens if someone figures out who I am? Maybe this is a mistake. We haven’t thought about all the consequences. Not to mention, most people won’t understand why the three of us want to be together.”
Sebastian did not like where Francis was trying to take his train of thought. This wasn’t a mistake. They weren’t a mistake. He needed to steer this conversation away from thoughts of Francis stopping things. Sebastian also got up off the sofa and moved behind Andrew, sandwiching the blond. He put a hand in one of Andrew’s front pockets and reached out the other hand to grab one of Francis’ belt loops. He pulled Francis to him, gently. This caused Francis to be very close to Andrew; so much so Andrew could feel Francis’ breath. He could feel Francis’ thighs rubbing against his. Andrew could also feel Sebastian’s manhood on his buttocks. To calm himself, the blond turned his head slightly so he could temporarily avert the intense green-eyed gaze in front of him. He lowered his hands and put one on Francis’ waist. He reached back toward Sebastian with the other.
Francis looked into the brown eyes that were now in front of him, as Sebastian continued, pleading, “Francis, babe. People have been talking about me for years. I can take the talk. If you think no one has ever suspected, or talked, about Andrew…. Please don’t say you want us to end.”
Francis stared into Sebastian’s eyes. He could tell Sebastian was being sincere. That Sebastian wanted him, wanted Andrew, and not just for sex. If that were the case, they would have done the deed many times already.
Francis glanced at Andrew. A smile had formed on Andrew’s face. “Francis, I need to tell you two things. One: I know this is difficult. Having a relationship like this is hard. Nevertheless, I don’t want to hear this kind of talk again, unless you’re really serious. And two: Francis, you do know the last thing Steve said was directed as much to me, and even Sebastian, as it was to you. Don’t you? What does that tell you? Maybe you aren’t the only one who’s obvious—think on that.”
Three very different young men meet at St-Frederick’s University.
Francis, haunted by his past and seeking a new life.
Andrew, the introverted football jock.
And Sebastian, the charismatic and confident hockey star.
Francis, wary and troubled, didn’t count on meeting anyone he could care for.
Andrew, closeted and lonely, didn’t think anything would matter more than his football career.
And Sebastian, content to float from conquest to conquest, never believed he’d meet someone who could hold his interest.
An encounter with a journalist causes consequences for all three.
Will they be able to take what they need from one another in order to cope?
Eddie LeFey started reading m/m romance fanfiction a few years ago. At one point, during a crucial point in the soap opera storyline of his favorite gay couple, the story went on hiatus. He needed a fix and decided to write his own version of what he wished would happen. Friends wanted to read it, so he plucked up his courage. Pressing the submission button was nerve-wracking, but he did it. People liked it. He wrote a few more.
Up until that point Eddy had tried his hand at writing many times. The delete button was his friend, as was starting over, and over, and over, but he could no longer do that if he wanted people to read his works.
A few of his writing friends decided to create original stories, and feeling brave, Eddy did the same. The stories were shared among a select few. They encouraged him to submit one of them. Low and behold, it is now being published.
Eddy lives in Canada with his husband Ken and his cat Oscar Wild. He is busy writing many more stories.
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