[Ménage Amour: Erotic Ménage a Trois Romance, M/F/M, HEA]
A Siren Erotic Romance
Jilly Reimers wants love but can't find it. Chris Spinell is a veteran of the war in Afghanistan who suffers from PTSD and a haunting feeling that something is missing in his life. Chris Poole is also an Afghanistan war veteran is ready to break out of his shell but is unsure how.
With Christmas just around the corner, they decide not to spend it alone. Believing The Love Play Matchmaking Service to be just what they need for a night of fun and passion, they sign up. But when the guys show up and see that they've been set up on a menage, the only one happy about it is Jilly.
Their consultant, called an Eros, assures Jilly that the service has a perfect track record but she's certain they'll be the first ones to get their money back. Will they have a very merry Christmas? Or will the three spend yet another one alone?
Thank you Clare for joining us on this blustery winter day. I have coffee, tea and hot cocoa available. Just help yourself.
Now, you have some sci-fi romance stories and some military. How many books have you prior to Merry "Chris"Mas?
Actually it's my seventh. Yay!!! Believe me it's a triumph considering it had been a dream of mine to be published ever since I was thirteen years old.
You have a hyper imagination like me. I get ideas all the time for new stories. What inspired you to write your Merry "Chris"Mas? Is anything in the book based on someone you know or events in your own life?
LOL! Oh boy that's a loaded question. How do I respond? Well, I'll answer the second question first-- I don't know them personally but the characters are inspired by real people. I saw a meme on a social network that I'm on and I got to thinking some naughty thoughts and the story kinda told itself.
Sounds like the story was easy. Come on, fess up. What was the hardest or most challenging part to write?
Without giving anything away, it was the central conflict between the two guys because they are so likable and easy going. I just wanted every one to get along.
Who did you picture when you created the hero?
For the two heroes a couple of well known personas- that's all I'm going to say for now. ;)
Sorry.... I spaced out for a minute as I imagined who it might be. LOL How do you come up with your characters’ names?
Normally, I utilize my reference list and then see if a name fits the individual character. And sometimes there's an automatic match and then there are times when I have to resort to the internet and I hunt down the perfect name for hours!
Which character is your favorite?
I can't choose! I love them both! Believe me! They are my dream guys.
I love the title, how did you come up with it?
I had a theme in mind when I thought of the series and a specific time of year in which it would be set, so it made since do a play on words.
The cover is super smexy. Who designed it.
Harris Channing at Siren Bookstrand designed it. She did an awesome job. I love the balance of color and the sense of a winter chill along with the seasonal theme of Christmas without it being too Christmas-y with wreaths and bulbs everywhere which may not play as well during other times of the year (it was released December 24, 2014). I think this way it doesn't look like a Christmas book. But looks like a book that takes place during the holiday season but could just as easily be set during a different time of year.
Fan want to know...give them a fun fact or more about the book.
Since I live in Michigan, I place a lot of fun tidbits about my home state through out. Things I think only a native Michigander may know. If you are Michigander especially one who lives or has lived in the Metro Detroit area, you'll point and say, I know that! Whoa!
As a fellow Michigander, I've noticed that. *wink, wink* Love it!!! One of these days we need to zip over to the Ann Arbor area and check out the brewery owned by fellow romance author, Liz Crowe. Just don't wear any of your State gear.
Back on subject...are you currently working on something?
I'm always working on projects. Currently I'm working on an shifter romance for a different publisher and I hope to have that completed very soon!
Squeeee!!! I have a hunch I know who it's for. I can't wait!!! Before we head out to brave the Michigan weather, do you have anything you would like to say to your readers?
Yes. Thank you so much for your patience and support. Since I don't write full time, I have to write whenever I get a chance and it really means a lot that you've stuck by me for so long. I promise this book and the others within the series will not let you down.
I'm sure you won't, Clare. Thank you for visiting with us today!
Be sure to visit Clare and check out not only her latest book but all of them. Perfect reading for these cold winter nights.