- Book Title: Love Cubed
- Author: Eddy LeFey
- Publisher: Wayward Ink Publishing (May 8, 2015)
- Book Length: 245 pages
- Genre: Gay, Romance, Young Adult, Conteporary, Menage
- Reviewed by: Scott
- Posting Date: May 22, 2015
Author Guest Post: Is experience important when writing an erotic m/m/m scene?
A question people have asked me, is whether I think experience is needed when writing m/m or m/m/m fiction. I usually smile because I know what they are getting at. They want to know, if as a gay man, I think it necessary to have experience in m/m or m/m/m sex in order to write about it.
Of course you don’t. There are some amazing female writers of m/m romance out there. You don’t have to be a guy to be able to imagine what it could be like. I have personally answered some very personal questions in order to help some female writers understand the mechanics, questions initiated by the writer’s, because if your imagination gets stumped, then research could really help, and what better way than asking about it? So no experience necessary.
For me personally, however, I draw on my own personal experience when writing. My ideas stem from memories. I tend to write the sex scenes the same way. I remember how things felt, tasted. Sometimes, even as a gay man, I’ve asked other gay men questions, just to be sure that I wasn’t a fluke.
So, is experience helpful? Certainly. Is it essential? No. Is it a good thing to have? For me, yes it is. Using your own experience, drawing on imagination with a little research thrown in, well that can do wonders.
The story in this book has substance, the thoughts and concept on what the author wanted to say was exceptional. I really liked the characters and how Eddy handled the telling and recovery of the abuse that Francis endured was spectacular.
This book is not at all erotic in nature. The story was told in such a manner that it felt like something I would let my prim and proper Grandmother read. The descriptions used were very foreign for a book in the MM Genre. Francis thinks in reference to Sebastian and Andrew as his “intimates” the word cock or dick are never mentioned. The thing is I think I know what the author was trying to do. The author was creating a Safe environment for Francis and getting hot, sweaty and going down on one’s dick while fingering his hole would have scared Francis and taken him back to his attack, so by using safe words it created a safe environment.
The essence of the book is exceptional. Francis is beautiful and I really felt his sorrow. Andrew was probably my favorite, I loved his attitude and for me he felt the most real. Sebastian I just really never connected with. Sebastian is the Alpha male in this relationship and it is very clear in the writing but I just didn’t connect with him. If you have friend that you would like to introduce to the MM Genre, this is the book to start them out on, because even the most timid of people will not be offended by the content but they would be able to see how men can be supportive and loving of each other.
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The Book Description:
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.
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