Question for my Hauberk series readers 16


hauberk-bw_web_WatermarkThe first book in the Hauberk series, Private Property, was very sexy, with its menage between Jodi, Mark and Sam. Personal Protection had a fair amount of sex and a hint of BDSM. Then in Deliberate Deceptions, while it was sexy, the plot of getting Chad and Lauren talking again and able to look forward instead of past took over (yes, there was still some steamy sex, but not erotic).  And Hidden Heat — well, I’m not sure what line it falls into. Five years ago, it probably would have been considered erotic, nowadays probably more steamy contemporary. Only Hidden Heat was marketed as a romantic suspense, by the way.

Image credit: <a   href='http://www.123rf.com/photo_520818_three-3d-chrome-  rings-linked-together.html'>cre8tive / 123RF Stock Photo</a>My question for you, my dear Hauberk readers, are you wanting more sex in Scott’s story? Or more suspense? Would it bother you if there’s another menage, a m/m/f menage this time? (Not that I’m going to necessarily write “to the committee” but I’m just wondering what you will be looking for in the next/future books for in the series.)

 


16 thoughts on “Question for my Hauberk series readers

  • Natacha

    I love d all the books and I’m a fan of menage, especially if latent bi-sexuality is discovered/explored… Either way I’ll read it

  • Becky Burkheart

    Interesting question. It seems to me that the characters tend to dictate the story as it flows along. I don’t think I would question more or less sex, various proclivities and/or pairings as long as it fit the character and their story.

    It seems natural to me that the books are going to be differing heat levels and such because with the company as the foundation of the series, certainly not everyone working for the same place is going to have the same likes, desires and drives.

    LOL! So, I probably haven’t helped much at all. 🙂

    • Leah

      See, that’s how I like to write–let the characters tell the story. Whenever I’ve tried to force a character in a different direction they let me know and refuse to co-operate. But if a series starts off as erotic, the readers expect the rest to be erotic and the Hauberk series has fluctuated in the heat level according to the characters. Or the outside plot.

  • Shirley Long

    I think the sex is there to support the rest of the book. Yes, I love the hot, erotic scenes, but to me there has to be a good, strong love story to go along with the sex. I’m a sucker for true, soul deep love.
    I also love the menage that brings out the bi-sexual feelings of the men. They always seem so surprised when we, as the readers, have seen it coming from a mile away.
    Guess what I’m saying is ~~~ you’ve done absolutely fantastic on this series so far so who am I to try to tell you how to write it. I know whatever you write is gonna be awesome and I’m gonna love it.

    • Leah

      Hi Shirley — I am mindful of my readers and I didn’t want to shock them or turn them away from a series if they felt it was out of character. But yes, I foresee a little “gay for you” type of action going on with a couple of the guys. 😉

  • Cheyenne

    Absolutely m/m/f with sex and suspense. Jodi, Mark, and Sam were very intense and so passionate. I would love to see Scott have that type of romance. Thank you Leah. So excited.

    • Leah

      Yay! Scott & Andy have been getting very focal in my head lately, Cheyenne, and Gabe’s getting ticked at them.

  • Sharon

    Well, I’ve enjoyed this series immensely but I have to admit I’m very partial to Private Property and Personal Protection. I loved the menage element to Private Property and I’ll be honest with you I always wondered about Scott’s sexuality so a M/M/F menage wouldn’t surprise me in the least. As far as more sex or more suspense, I think that your characters will tell you that but in my opinion the steamier the better.

    • Leah

      LOL, Slick. I have been thinking about Scott’s sexuality for a while now. I think it started to occur to me when I wrote a specific scene in Personal Protection, and then I sort of forgot about it until I was writing Troy’s story. But I hadn’t thought it had come out in my writing that a reader might pick up on it. I’m thrilled to see that people are open to the idea of a m/m/f coupling. Now to finish the Grady Legacy series so I can get back to work on the Hauberk guys.

  • Tabatha

    *big cheesy grin* You already know my opinion, but I’m sooo pulling for the m/m/f story line with 3 characters in particular.

    That being said though, I still think you should write the story as it comes to you. The characters will tell you what they want. I’m definitely excited for another Hauberk book, but I’ve been loving those Grady’s too!

    • Leah

      Haha, yes, I know your opinion about m/m/f stories. Doesn’t mean you can’t comment on it though. Or nudge me occasionally. 😉

  • Kim

    I’m so excited that there will be another one. I would love some intense suspense with menage, m/m/f works great, love those alphas that are open to it all but I wouldn’t mind giving up menage if the suspense is highlighting. Shoot, what am I saying, you write awesomeness so I’ll read it all!

    • Leah

      Aww, thanks Kim! I think this one will be more sexy … again. And the suspense that’s talking to me should work right in with it.

  • giovanna

    HI Leah
    Love all your books just keep writing . Do we have a time frame on next book and are you going to revisit the characters
    Thanks

    • Leah

      Hi Giovanna,

      I still have to finish the third book in the Grady Legacy (that’s going to take another couple of months) and then I have a sexy novella to write for a secret project I can’t talk about yet. But Scott and the Hauberk guys have been getting grumpy so I’ve been writing snippets for them in between time. I’m hoping to start writing the next Hauberk book this summer. If it’s suspense-heavy they tend to take more research so I figure that will take me a good six months to write. (I’m sorry I’m such a slow writer) As for when you can expect it to be published, that’s a tougher question. If I submit it to Samhain, like the other books, the soonest they could publish it would probably be summer 2016. I could self-publish it, which means spring next year, but that’s a decision I still have to make. I’ll keep my readers in the loop as I am finishing writing the book.

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