November 1, 2022 is the launch date for my fourth published novel, We Fit: We Three Together, book 2 in the We Three series. This is the 74k sequel to We Three: One and One and One Makes Three, which was my first novel explicitly centering bisexual characters. I do mean explicitly. This erotica romance also contains ethical non-monogamy. Eric and Elena are self-labeled swingers. By the end of We Three though, neither they (or Jess) are really sure the relationship they had could be labeled that any more.
We Fit is the story of what happened next. The setting is still Miami, and more of the city plays host to our threesome in various outings than just the couple’s home and a sex club. Jess discovers a lesbian bar, and Elena and Jess attend a club costume party, while Eric and Jess watch a hockey game and walk through a beachfront park. Elena’s business idea takes off, and Jess goes job hunting.
There’s three ways, and two ways, more sexual exploration, another house party and lots of earnest conversation about wants and needs while Jess, Elena, and Eric figure out a new paradigm: polyamory.
Jess knew hanging out at the laundromat was boring. Still processing their conversation, she watched Elena shift and huff, apparently trying to read something on her phone. Giving her an out, not sure if she wanted the other woman to take it or not, Jess said, “You don’t have to hang out here.”
Elena shook her head and stopped shifting. “I’m hanging out with you. Here or anywhere else is good with me.” Her smile made Jess’s heart beat faster. Someone sticking around for her, for any reason, felt so unreal.
When she looked up again, Elena was looking at her expectantly.
“Well, I guess we could…go to the library, get a book to read?”
“That sounds like a great idea.” Elena stood and grabbed her purse.
Jess followed her to the door.
Elena’s voice was bubbly and eager, and Jess found herself hanging on every word. “I used to snap up the abandoned books on planes when we were cleaning the cabin. Read some wild stuff over the years.”
Walking next to Elena, Jess smiled as Elena kept turning backward as they walked along the storefronts.
“Here.” She stopped at the library entrance. Fingers brushing against Elena, Jess felt a warm tingling in her chest.
“What sort of books do you like?” Elena asked.
Taking her hand away quickly, Jess pulled the door open and gestured for Elena to enter first. “It’s silly,” she hedged.
“No, no, share! I’d love to know.”
“Oh, um, well…” Jess looked around. The library had a few patrons but none within earshot. That gave her confidence. “I, um, like fantasy. Stories about quests, magic, dragons. Not so much princesses but adventure, stuff like that.”
Elena smiled wider and didn’t look judgmental at all. Jess relaxed a bit.
“All right.” Elena looked at the signage and led the way over to the fiction section. “So let’s see what we can find.”
Check the tag “we fit” to find some more excerpts. Writing the draft of this book occupied me through the pandemic. I hope you’ll enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.
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