The Female Fatale #Menage ~ Louisa Bacio on Tour!
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The Female Fatale Ménage
Sometimes, the hosting site sets the tone for a blog post, and since I know Adriana Kraft appreciates a tantalizing F/F tale, I have to address those needs.
When I started writing Mirabella’s Mardi Gras Ménage, I imagined it to be a more traditional M/F/M. Little did I know that Mirabella and Marguerite would have their own ideas on the subject. The moment Marguerite walks into the Voodoo shop run by Mirabella’s aunt, sparks fly. Neither is expecting a romantic connection, but that’s exactly what happens.
Isn’t that similar to real life? You meet someone right at the moment you least expect it? With the case of these two characters, good thing both were open to exploring their sexuality.
Writing F/F comes naturally to me. I appreciate the beauty of a woman’s body, plus I have one myself! With this couple, I wanted to explore the differences between them. Yes, they are both female, but that’s where the similarities end. Physically, both look drastically different. While Marguerite’s grown up sheltered by a rich family, she’s also fought against the constraints of society in order to explore life. Sounds like a good match-up for someone who’s also been sheltered in another way, and wishes to break free.
Traditionally, the female fatale character is seen in noir films. She leads the main character to his/her own death, or a version thereof. So which do you see being the FF in this story? You’ll have to read it to find out.
Constantly under the watchful eye of her Voodoo priestess aunt, Mirabella longs to break free during the events of Mardi Gras. Escapades draw her into the arms of Marguerite, a fiery redhead with a passion for life, and Nick, a familiar vampire who’s haunted by his transformation and past.
What starts as a new experience – a Mardi Gras Ménage – soon turns deadly, and none of their lives will ever be the same.
Marguerite stepped into the storefront, letting her eyes adjust to the muted lighting. At this time of night, the shop was surprisingly empty, with more tourists hitting up the well-known locations on Bourbon Street. Only those in the know or locals ventured off into the darkness.
The air smelled like honeysuckle in the spring, growing wild in the heat of the day. Sweet, but almost sickeningly so. She stifled the urge to cough.
A young, sultry-looking woman stood behind the counter. She eyed Marguerite with a self-confidence that made her even sexier. The mixture of her fine cheekbones and lighter skin spoke of her mixed heritage often found in these parts. As their eyes met, a sense of destiny threaded its way through Marguerite’s consciousness. Silly for her to think something like that. When was the last time she’d been with a woman? It had been years, and she was here to talk about a relationship with a man. She didn’t need to confuse the issue by being attracted to this woman.
Bet she tastes like a wild blend of spices: cinnamon, nutmeg topped with her own sugar mix, a secret inner voice whispered in her mind. She barricaded it back down. No distractions.
The woman smiled—the sharp white of her teeth set off by her skin tone and mauve lipstick. Marguerite spun toward the display case of portions and powders. Maybe she could buy something off the shelf and not really talk to anybody.
Think about how soft her lips would feel against yours. Your neck. Your breasts.
She wanted to yell, “Shut up!” but knew that would only attract more unwanted attention. She was already going to look crazy coming in here. Maybe she should turn around and go home while she still had the chance.
“Can I help you find something?” the voice soothed, setting Marguerite’s soul at ease and cranking up her other senses at the same time. So close.
Louisa Bacio is the author of six erotic novels, including the paranormal series The Vampire, The Witch & The Werewolf, and numerous steamy short stories.
Bacio enjoys soaking up the sun in Southern California, and spending time with her family. In addition to writing and editing, Bacio teaches college courses in English, journalism, film studies and popular culture.
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