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Hello all! I’m Jodi Payne and I’m here to talk about my new contemporary MMM ménage, Stable Hill!
Stable Hill is my first ménage/triad/thruple/what have you, and I found it pretty challenging. I like to write characters that are real and human, which means they’re flawed, they make mistakes, and they’re far from perfect. When you add a third person into a relationship, all those little issues get amplified, because now you don’t just have he said, he said… you’ve added a third person’s take on things. Agreement is more difficult, compromise is more important, communication is key.
The deeper I got into the book, the more I understood that Stable Hill is about communication. Staying honest with yourself and your family, listening to the people you love, being clear about your feelings, admitting when you’ve screwed up and taking responsibility. Apologizing, Making thing right.
And that, as you know, doesn’t come easily to everyone.
I hope you enjoy Oscar, Jeffrey and Russ’s journey together. It’s not a straight line to love, that’s for sure. The one thing I can promise is they get their HEA.
Thanks for reading!
Will three men from very different backgrounds find a home and a future together?
After losing his husband to cancer, Oscar Kennedy has his hands full with their four girls, the house, his job, and his mother-in-law. When he loses his father too, keeping Stable Hill, the old horse farm where he grew up, becomes impossible. Oscar hires Jeffrey Stokes, a slick-looking real estate broker with a roll-up-his-sleeves work ethic, to get it on the market.
Russell White manages the day-to-day at Stable Hill. Russ had loved Oscar’s dad like a father, and took on even more responsibility when the old man fell ill. He is shocked and saddened by Oscar’s decision to sell.
All three men have a stake in Stable Hill, and it’s not long before they start to invest in one another too. But their complicated relationship doesn’t make having to sell Stable Hill any easier. Will the fragile triad they’re building last when the farm that brought them together is gone?
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Jodi Payne spent too many years in New York and San Francisco stage managing classical plays, edgy fringe work, and the occasional musical. She therefore is overdramatic, takes herself way too seriously, and has been known to randomly break out in song. Her men are imperfect but genuine, stubborn but likeable, often kinky, and frequently their own worst enemies. They are characters you can't help but fall in love with while they stumble along the path to their happily ever after.
For those looking to get on her good side, Jodi's addictions include nonfat lattes, Malbec and tequila any way you pour it. She's also obsessed with Shakespeare and Broadway musicals. She can be found wearing sock monkey gloves while typing when it's cold, and on the beach enjoying the sun and the ocean when it's hot. When she's not writing and/or vacuuming sand out of her laptop, Jodi mentors queer youth and will drop everything for live music. She lives near New York City with her beautiful wife, and together they are mothers of dragons (cleverly disguised as children) and slaves to an enormous polydactyl cat.
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