Two Twosomes VS One Foursome
One might think that writing four characters would be the same, whether they’re two couples, or a foursome. One would be wrong. I’ve done both and in my opinion, it’s easier to write two couples in the same book rather than a foursome.
The biggest difference between writing them is that during sex scenes, with two couples you only have two bodies to worry about. That’s just two guys involved with making sure that this arm can be here if that arm is there, that there’s only two pairs of jeans and I haven’t pulled down three zippers by accident. If you’ve got a foursome, you have four sets of everything. And if all four guys are spooning, the first guy in the spoon would have trouble touching the fourth guy in the spoon, for instance, so there’s a lot more choreography to orchestrate.
Then there’s the whole ‘he’ confusion thing. You can’t use the pronoun for both guys in a couple because it becomes confusing as to which character the he refers to, and it’s hard enough sometimes to wrangle it so that the sentences flow and there’s no confusion as to who each ‘he’ belongs to. When there’s a foursome, the potential for he confusion is huge – you now have four guys you have to differentiate and they can’t all be ‘he’. Well, they can be, but then you’re going to lose your reader pretty quickly if they can’t figure out who is doing what to whom.
It’s funny, though, while it might be much easier to write four characters as two couples rather than a foursome, I’ve written the latter far more often. However, Amnesia is two separate couples and I didn’t have to worry about four sets of anything during sex scenes. However, in the scenes where they’re hanging out together… well that’s a different story.
Smut fixes everything
About the Book
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Length: 200 Pages
Category: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Release Date: 13 June 2016
Blurb: Who wouldn’t want a do over?
When Thaine wakes up in the hospital after a bull-riding injury, he immediately asks for his lover, Jerry. He has no idea who this man next to his bed is, despite the fact Drew insists they have been an item for the last five years.
Thaine’s best friend, Jesse, calls Jerry. He thinks it’s a pretty crappy thing to do to the new boyfriend, but tells himself it’s unlikely Jerry will come after so many years. He also doesn’t get why Thaine would pass up the opportunity to be with Drew since he’s young, optimistic, and hardworking. In short, everything Jesse ever wanted in a man.
Jerry still carries a torch for his cowboy, so when Thaine asks to go home with him to recover, Jerry agrees. At first they pick up their intense physical relationship right where they left it before the breakup. Jesse, in turn, consoles the now homeless Drew and offers him quite a bit more than a shoulder to cry on. But in the back of all the men’s minds loom Thaine’s lost five years.
1st Edition published by Torquere Press, 2006.
Amnesia is also available in paperback.
Bio: Best-selling author Sean Michael is a maple leaf–loving Canadian who spends hours hiding out in used book stores. With far more ideas than time, Sean keeps several documents open at all times. From romance to fantasy, paranormal and sci-fi, Sean is limited only by the need for sleep—and the periodic Beaver Tail.
Sean fantasizes about one day retiring on a secluded island populated entirely by horseshoe crabs after inventing a brain-to-computer dictation system. Until then, Sean will continue to write the old-fashioned way.