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Sunday, November 13, 2011

VBT# From the Desk of Roz Lee - Author of Four of Hearts


Today's VBT# is part of CLBS Promotions and is a Guest Post written from author Roz Lee - she is the authoress of the new novel Four of  Hearts .
Polyamorous Relationships
Poly – what? Is that even a word? Yep, it is. It means participation in multiple and simultaneous loving or sexual relationships. Most of us are polyamorous – we just don’t call it that. We love our children, brothers, sisters, and other family members and friends, simultaneously. You don’t stop loving your first child just because you have another. Your love grows, expands to include the new child in your life. As a society, we don’t think anything of this. It’s normal. It’s expected. If someone were to step outside this norm, we’d be appalled.
However, when it comes to adult sexual relationships, society doesn’t look at this capacity to love in the same way. We are expected to choose one mate or life partner and stick with them. Even our laws allow for us to marry one person at a time. But many people who are widowed or divorced find another partner, someone else to love, so the idea that there is only one person out there for us may not be true. Society even encourages us to shop for a new love when one is lost.
But what if you found the other love of your life while in a committed relationship? Should you have to ignore the feelings you have for this person. And what if they return your feelings?
I explore the idea of a polyamorous relationship in FOUR OF HEARTS. Two loving, married couples, Richard and Fallon Wolfe and Ryan and Candace Callahan are the best of friends. Richard and Ryan are even business partners. But their relationship takes an unexpected turn, and love grows between the wives, bringing them all closer. Here’s a snippet of conversation between Richard and Ryan as they try to come to terms with what is happening in their lives.
“I know. She has this crazy idea that there’s more going on between the four of us than friendship. She even has a ten dollar word for it—polyamorous.”
Ryan snorted. “Leave it to Fallon to put a shiny label on screwed up.”
“She does have a way with words.”
As you can see, they’re struggling to understand and accept this new turn. They feel bound by societies moral strictures, but their hearts are telling them something else. This conversation also illustrates the open communication between the people involved. No one is hiding anything. There are no secret liaisons. Everything between them is done with the full consent and knowledge of everyone involved.
So, what do you think? Is it possible to love more than one person at a time in an adult, sexual way?






2 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for inviting me over!!

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  2. Four of Hearts is available at www.eredsage.com, Amazon, B&N, and All Romance eBooks.

    Read more at www.rozlee.net or find me on Facebook - authorrozlee

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