Author: Eddy LeFey
Genre: gay romance, contemporary, new adult, menage, MMM
SynopsisThree very different young men meet at St-Frederick’s University.
Francis, haunted by his past and seeking a new life.
Andrew, the introverted football jock.
And Sebastian, the charismatic and confident hockey star.
Francis, wary and troubled, didn’t count on meeting anyone he could care for.
Andrew, closeted and lonely, didn’t think anything would matter more than his football career.
And Sebastian, content to float from conquest to conquest, never believed he’d meet someone who could hold his interest.
An encounter with a journalist causes consequences for all three.
Will they be able to take what they need from one another in order to cope?
Francis was feeling hungry after a full day of sports, but he was also anxious to see if he could spot the photographer, who he now remembered was some kind of journalist for the National Herald. However, he didn’t want to spoil the camaraderie that had developed between him and the others—Andrew and Sebastian especially—so he decided to leave the photographer thing alone for now. He was enjoying the praise Andrew and Sebastian were pouring onto him, and the closeness. It felt good. Suddenly, he heard a shout. Someone was shouting a name he hadn’t heard in a long time. He panicked. He got loose from Andrew and he ran. He wouldn’t stop until he was safe in his room. He knew now he should never have left it.
Sebastian and Andrew saw John and Heather talking to the photographer guy, and tried to distract Francis from noticing him. Andrew put his arm around Francis, guiding him away. They would have succeeded if it weren’t for Francis hearing someone shouting. It wasn’t even his name, but all of a sudden, Francis bolted. Andrew’s and Sebastian’s instincts were telling them to run after him. However, they both stopped abruptly and turned back to the photographer when they heard John yell, “Are you telling us our Francis is really Robert Katz? The Robert Katz?”
Everyone had heard of Robert Katz. It was a scandal involving a young high school student from a very prestigious private school who had broken a sexual abuse ring involving a teacher. The accused had committed suicide. This caused a backlash toward the accuser, Robert Katz, who had then been bullied and harassed, accused of making up the whole thing. It culminated in Robert being physically abused by fellow students who were trying to torture the truth out of him. Charges had been laid. People had been found guilty and sentenced. An inquiry was started. There was a publication ban throughout the trials and the inquiry. No one was to publish pictures of Robert, to ensure he could at least try to live a normal life.
Andrew stomped his way to the journalist, followed closely by Sebastian. “That was Francis Hollingsworth who just ran off. Are you saying that he is really Robert Katz? You have proof?”
Denis sighed. “I didn’t mean for this to get out just yet, not like this. I should not have shouted his name. I could be fired for this. I know what Robert Katz looks like because I saw him at the trials. His full name is Robert Francis Katz. His mother’s maiden name is Hollingsworth. It’s him. I need to talk to him.”
Heather was the one who put a hand out to stop him. “You aren’t going anywhere near him. He didn’t deserve to be outed like this.” Heather turned to Sebastian and Andrew. “You two need to go to Francis. He’s probably locked himself in his room. God knows what he’ll do. He needs to know that people care about him—that he’s loved—before he does something stupid to himself. You both need to go and tell him how you each feel about him. Be honest with him and with yourselves for once. Do it. Now!”
Stunned, bewildered, and spurred on by the urgency of the situation, Andrew and Sebastian ran in the dorm’s direction.
Interview with the Author
1) What inspired you to write about a romantic relationship between more than two men?
Experience. I have had the privilege to share some time with two other men, mostly in temporary situations. For a few times, it was more than that. A long-term romantic relationships between more than two men is difficult. It takes work and dedication, compromise and communication, just like any relationship. Even though in my case, these relationships didn't work out in the end, the reality of these types of relationships is worth exploring.
2) What are some of the challenges you face when writing about more than two main characters?
The main challenge, especially when writing about intimate situations, is not to get lost. Sometimes, when writing first drafts, one uses he and him a lot. It's bad enough with two men, with three...well, let's just say that I sometimes didn't know who was doing what when I reread some of the scenes I wrote. Using proper names could get boring, so I used descriptive phrases and pet names.
3) You have a football player and a hockey player in this book. Are you a sports fan, and if so what's your favorite sport?
I personally am into swimming, diving and figure skating. The first two I actually like to do, although I don't do them much anymore. I do like to watch figure skating. The blend of athleticism and artistry that some competitors are able to have is intriguing to me.
4) When did you know you wanted to be an author?
I've been writing different things since I was eight years old. I enjoyed writing in school. As for being an author, I always dreamed of doing it, but never thought I'd have the courage. I found it very scary to put myself out there. A few years ago, I discovered fanfiction. I started writing, and found supportive friends who encouraged me to write original stuff. These friends then encouraged me to find a publisher, and I found a great one. I'd still be writing and deleting if it weren't for them, so I'm very grateful.
5) What food can you not live without?
I don't think I could live without grapes, apples, raspberries, or watermelon. Also, I've found that everything I've mentioned goes well with chocolate. Yum.
I hope my answers are satisfactory :-)
Thank you for answering our questions, Eddy! It was lovely getting to know a bit better through them!
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About the authorEddie LeFey started reading m/m romance fanfiction a few years ago. At one point, during a crucial point in the soap opera storyline of his favorite gay couple, the story went on hiatus. He needed a fix and decided to write his own version of what he wished would happen. Friends wanted to read it, so he plucked up his courage. Pressing the submission button was nerve-wracking, but he did it. People liked it. He wrote a few more.
Up until that point Eddy had tried his hand at writing many times. The delete button was his friend, as was starting over, and over, and over, but he could no longer do that if he wanted people to read his works.
A few of his writing friends decided to create original stories, and feeling brave, Eddy did the same. The stories were shared among a select few. They encouraged him to submit one of them. Low and behold, it is now being published.
Eddy lives in Canada with his husband Ken and his cat Oscar Wild. He is busy writing many more stories.