Paranormal male ménage: Myths, Moons & Mayhem

Today I am welcoming to my blog, Dale Cameron Lowry, editor of Myths, Moons & Mayhem, an m/m/m paranormal erotica anthology. There are many reasons why I think this concept is fabulous – Dale, for one thing, but also ménage, diversity, some great authors – but I’m going to let them tell you all about it.


 

Thanks, Jodi, for inviting me to your blog to talk about Myths, Moons, and

Mayhem, a collection of paranormal erotica featuring male ménages a trois that I recently edited for the publisher Sexy Little Pages. It came out on Friday and has already gotten some great reviews, including from a couple of my readers who tell me they don’t normally read paranormal fiction. That means a lot to me.

When I put together this anthology, I looked for stories that had strong, interesting characters at their core—men I could root for. The stories also needed an erotic element, but it wasn’t enough to throw in a sex scene or two. The eroticism needed to be essential to the story, both an outgrowth of what the characters had gone through and a prelude to what would happen next.

As a result, the heart of each story in Myths, Moons, and Mayhem is a relationship—erotic, romantic, or both—among three men. Just like there are many ways to be a couple, there are also many ways to explore love and desire within a threesome. The writers of Myths, Moons, and Mayhem excel at showing the different permutations these relationships can take.

In some of the stories, an established couple needs the perspective of a third partner to draw them back together. That’s what happens in Clare London’s “Inside Man,” when a ghost longing for human love finds a way to connect with a struggling young gay couple. Through him, they learn to let go of fear and open themselves to each other.

In other tales, the established couple is doing just fine, both members confident and comfortable in their relationship. That feeling of security enables them to expand the circle of their love, whether that love takes the form of erotic friendship or something deeper. This is a theme that appears in several stories in the collection, including “Squatchin’” by Greg Kosebjorn, about an encounter between a pair of Bigfoot hunters and a gay widower in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest, and my own “The Cave,” about the magic that happens between a French-Malagasy couple and an American on a cave expedition in Madagascar.

Desire can also build in the background, as three characters confront a bigger problem together. That’s what happens in Carl Redlum’s “When the Big Moon Shines.” College student Henry goes hunting for the man who turned him into a werewolf, and he becomes convinced that the gay couple next door knows something he doesn’t. His efforts to ferret out their secret draws him closer to both of them.

When writing paranormal fiction, it can be easy to get caught up in the idea of a world where magic happens. If anything, one of the biggest complaints about the genre is the tendency of some writers to forget about their characters while going on long tangents about the inner workings of secret societies or how, exactly, werewolves manage to shift back and forth from human to wolf.

For me, the stories in Myths, Moons, and Mayhem strike the perfect balance between awe-inspiring magic, compelling relationships, and sexy characters a reader can fall in love with. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I do!

 

Giveaway

To celebrate the release of the paranormal gay ménage anthology Myths, Moons & Mayhem,  Dale Cameron Lowry is giving away a bunch of paranormal and ménage ebooks for your reading pleasure. Prizes include:

  • Chance & Possibility: Seven Fantastical Tales of Gay Desire, an eclectic selection of Dale’s previously published paranormal, fantasy, and sci-fi stories. Chance & Possibility isn’t available to buy anywhere.
  • Pacific Rimming, a contemporary novelette about a middle-aged gay married couple who fall in love with a younger man while vacationing on Canada’s Vancouver Island
  • Love Unmasked, the story of a gay man who’s unlucky in love because, once in a blue moon, he turns into a raccoon.

Enter to win here. (https://dalecameronlowry.com/mmm-giveaway/)

 

 

Where to buy Myths, Moons, and Mayhem

Universal Ebook Link (for Amazon, Kobo, iTunes, etc): https://books2read.com/mythsmoons
Amazon Paperback link (this will get you to the paperback at your country’s Amazon store): http://getBook.at/mmm

 

About Myths, Moons, and Mayhem

Editor: Dale Cameron Lowry
Authors: Rebecca Buchanan, Elizabeth Coldwell, Rhidian Brenig Jones, Morgan Elektra, Greg Kosebjorn, Clare London, Dale Cameron Lowry, Carl Redlum, Rob Rosen
Publisher: Sexy Little Pages

Myths, moons, and mayhem make the perfect threesome—and so do the men in this anthology.

Enjoy nine erotic stories of paranormal ménages a trois fueled by lust and magic, where mystical forces collide with the everyday world and even monsters have their own demons to conquer.

A werewolf gets a lust-fueled lesson on fitting in with the pack, a professor unlocks ancient secrets and two men’s hearts, and a pair of supernaturals find themselves at the erotic mercy of a remarkable human. Ghosts, fairies, aliens, and mere mortals test the boundaries of their desires, creating magic of their own.

Penned by popular authors such as Rob Rosen and Clare London, as well as by newcomers to the genre, Myths, Moons & Mayhem is an eclectic mix of paranormal lust and polymythic beings that will spark your fantasies and fuel your bonfires.

Read story summaries and excerpts at https://dalecameronlowry.com/books/myths-moons-mayhem/

 

Excerpt from “The Endless Knot” by Morgan Elektra in Myths, Moons, and Mayhem

About “The Endless Knot”: Vampire Jackson and werewolf Rafael couldn’t keep their fiery relationship from burning itself to the ground. A human named Beau shows them how to rekindle it to a steady flame.

It’s been a decade since he last saw Rafael St. Pierre, but time has not dulled the other man’s appeal. A few inches shorter than Jackson, though half again as broad, his muscled forearms are bare beneath the rolled-up sleeves of his white cotton button-down. Sunlight has bleached his wavy, honey-brown hair lighter on top, and a heavy beard graces his square jaw.

The beard is new. The smirk is not.

Beau glances over his shoulder, his gaze slipping from Rafael’s rugged features down his broad chest to muscular thighs encased in perfectly broken-in jeans. They’re worn white in several places—knees, thighs, crotch—and hug Rafael’s brawny form.

Watching Beau peruse his ex-lover stirs something hot in Jackson’s gut. He can feel his fangs growing even longer, scoring the inside of his lower lip.

The Wolf lifts one thick brow at Jackson before dropping his gaze to Beau. He rocks back on the heels of his scuffed work boots, mouth ticking up in an alluring smile. “Who’s your friend?”

“Beau.” Beau flutters those coal-and-tinsel lashes and extends his hand for Rafael to kiss. His fingernails, Jackson notices, are painted in silver metallic sparkles.

Rafael takes Beau’s hand in his grip and brings it to his mouth, brushing his lips over Beau’s delicate knuckles. “Rafael St. Pierre.”

A shudder ripples through the human’s slender frame. Jackson twitches, trying not to remember the feel of those calloused hands, that mouth. But it’s impossible. He clenches his fists tight to keep from reaching out, grabbing Rafael’s shoulders and crushing him in a kiss.

His desire for the Wolf twines around his lust for Beau, meshes with it. Drives it higher.

Jackson forces himself back another step, away from the two men and whatever spell they’ve cast on him. Maybe it’s the night, or the sight of Rafael after so long… Whatever it is, Jackson’s heart pounds out a frightening rhythm.

It’s so loud in his ears that he misses whatever, no-doubt charming, words Rafael murmurs to Beau. Rafael’s gaze flicks back to Jackson’s face, and his sparkling eyes narrow. Despite the cocky curl of Rafael’s lips, the specter of hurt and anger haunts the Wolf’s eyes. “Leaving so soon?”

There is a challenge in those words, that look. Rafael always accused Jackson of walking away too easily. Cold, Rafael said. Jackson couldn’t make the hot-blooded Wolf understand that if fighting was all there was, there was nothing left to fight for.

“Don’t go!” Beau lifts his free hand, pressing his palm against Jackson’s chest. He glances between Jackson and Rafael, catching his lower lip between straight, white teeth. “I take it you two know each other?”

Rafael’s thumb caresses the skin of Beau’s inner wrist. “Once upon a time.”

The heavy-lidded look Rafael gives Jackson sends fire raging through his blood. Lust? Anger? That line has always been blurred with Rafael. Jackson stalks forward, pressing Beau between their larger bodies, no longer sure if he means to kiss the Wolf or hit him.

Beau shivers. A tantalizing aroma—sweet and musky—rises in the sultry air. Jackson sees Rafael’s nostrils flare as he too breaths in the intoxicating scent.

Lust. Not a hint of fear or the cloying infatuation of a groupie. Just deep, pure desire.

It’s not the reaction he would have expected from such a fragile human pinned between two obviously irritable supernaturals.

The sharp edge of Jackson’s anger blunts as his focus shifts. The faintest hint of red glows on the upper curves of Beau’s high cheekbones. As Jackson watches, the tip of his tongue sneaks out to lap at his lower lip.

He and Rafael stare down at Beau, watching arousal sweep through him. Beau tugs his hand free of Rafael’s gentle grasp and presses it against the Wolf’s chest. His gaze drifts from where his fingers rest against the white cotton of Rafael’s shirt to his opposite hand, spread against the charcoal fabric of Jackson’s suit jacket.

 

About Morgan Elektra

Morgan Elektra (bymorganelektra.wordpress.com) is the author of A Single Heartbeat, A Kiss in Brimstone, and Big Teeth. She discovered her passion for writing at a young age, penning stories of witches, vampires, and monsters at the dining room table. After years working day jobs and moonlighting as a reviewer for popular horror website Dread Central, Morgan left the comfort of an office to follow her dreams of writing fiction.

 

About Dale Cameron Lowry

Dale Cameron Lowry’s number one goal in life is getting the cat to stop eating dish towels; number two is to write things that bring people joy. Dale is the author of Falling Hard: Stories of Men in Love and a contributor to more than a dozen anthologies. Find out more at dalecameronlowry.com.

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  1. Thanks for having me here, Jodi! Happy to answer any questions your readers may have 🙂

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