Oh, where do I begin? So, many people have asked me where I came up with the idea for the Fatefully Yours series.
I've talked about my dislike of M/F/M menage a little before. I'm not saying it's bad writing, but it's just not my style. I need everyone in the relationship to have a connection if it's going to work for me. I read a few of the LoveXtreme titles at Siren -- all with one woman and at least five men.
The writing was well done, the characters engaging, and the storyline intriguing. However, it's just one woman with all these men, and in most of the stories the men are somehow related. All I could think was "that poor girl" and "ouch".
Of course, it's no secret that I prefer M/M. So, why weren't there more of these books out there? I'd been toying with the idea of doing a series on demons for a while, and the more I thought about it, the more I liked it. I knew it wouldn't be for everyone, but I wanted to do something new and just a little bit different. I also wanted to show that eight men could have a relationship based on more than sex.
I can't count the number of times that someone has told me they were skeptical at first because how on earth could a relationship work between eight men? Once they decided to give it a try, they were all pleasantly surprised. Good! Exactly what I was going for. Oh, I'm sure there are some that will have numerous horrible things to say about it, but everyone is entitled to their opinion. Like I said, it's not for everyone. Hell, my writing isn't for everyone. I'm a big girl and can handle that.
Then I read a review for Dark Devotion today. I'm not even sure what to say about it. However, I will put one speculation to rest. For those of you who've read the Fatefully Yours series, I hope that it came across clearly that not only is the story a Fantasy Fiction, but based largely in Greek mythology. At no time...EVER... was Tartarus or Olympus meant to represent Hell and Heaven.
Religion is a sticky topic, and I try to stay away from it as much as possible. So, the idea that the world of Fatefully Yours is based upon Christian concepts of Heaven and Hell, God and Satan, is laughable. The storyline is immersed in mythology, gods and goddess, fantastical creatures and beings, and in no way is meant to imitate religious beliefs. There's no hidden message or underlying philosophical meaning.
It's fiction... pure and simple.