Welcome Erotic Author Juniper Bell and Her Naughty Regency MY THREE LORDS
My Three Lords
by Juniper Bell
How is one innocent country girl to choose between a Duke, a Marquis and an Earl? Must she?
When Miss Alicia Silverwood marries the Earl of Dorchester, he whisks her off to Notre Plaisir, a country manor where erotic surprises await in the company of three powerful lords.
The young Earl needs a wife and heir. The cynical Marquis de Beaumont needs a playmate. And the commanding Duke of Warrington needs a reason to live. As for the new Lady Dorchester, she’s about to discover the true nature of her own sensual needs. On top of that, she’s falling in love.
It might take a miracle for Lady Alicia and her three lords come to an arrangement that makes them all happy. Or perhaps all that’s required is a little scandalous rule- breaking.
Sounds wonderfully naughty. I am truly looking forward to reading this one. Grin.
So here she is… Juniper Bell.
I’m a lifelong fan of the Regency genre, but the idea of writing Regency has always terrified me. The research, the clothing, the etiquette… I like it when other writers do all that hard work and I can sit back with some bonbons or a glass of ratafia and enjoy the finished product.
So I have no explanation for why I decided to write “My Three Lords,” a Regency erotica – a ménage story that flashed into my mind one day. I suppose because the idea seemed so daring. An upperclass young lady, daughter of a gentlemen, becoming intimate with three very different lords? How would that come to pass, given the restricted social atmosphere of the day? What emotional path would lead the four of them there?
If she were a courtesan or a bit o’ muslin, it would be easier. But I wanted to write the story within the confines of the “ton.” Why? Cork-brained, I guess. But the character who inspired the story, Miss Alicia Silverwood, was so clearly young and innocent that I couldn’t write it any other way.
When I first started writing, the voice of my heroine spoke to me very clearly. I knew exactly who she was, and what she would discover about herself during her scandalous honeymoon. The three lords, the Duke, the Marquis and the Earl, fell into place as I wrote. Each one wants her and needs her for a different reason. But can they bring themselves to shatter the rules of society in order to find happiness and satisfaction? Can Alicia reconcile her desires with her role in life, that of a wife and bearer of heirs?
Part of the fun of the Regency period is the rules. If nothing’s holding you back from doing whatever you want, there’s no conflict. But if you know you’re supposed to behave a certain way, and your inner needs lead you in a different direction, things become very interesting. (At least to me.)
I had a great time writing this book, which is mostly in 1st person. I got to put myself in the shoes of a young Regency miss who is lucky enough to fall for three powerful lords, although in very different ways. I got to learn which “sex words” were used in the Regency, and which weren’t. (Did you know that “muffin” was a term for breasts?) And I acquired intimate knowledge of exactly how those period undergarments worked.
But now I’d like to take a break and go back to my old, leisurely ways. I want to relax on a couch and read other people’s books. And I would love to read more Regency erotica, stories that are focused on a sensual relationship against the backdrop of the Regency. Can anyone give me some recommendations? What’s your favorite Regency erotica? Or your favorite extra-sexy Regency that might not qualify as erotica? Comment with a title, and you’ll be entered in a drawing for “My Three Lords,” out now from Ellora’s Cave.
Thanks for stopping by and thanks so much to Lacy Danes for having me on her blog!
If you wish to read a little taste of this story you can check out an excerpt here for My Three Lords.
Hope you enjoyed!