The Story Behind Jacqueline Applebee’s Anthology, ‘Bisexual Men’
I’m very happy to have one of my favourite people, and an amazing erotic author, the fantastic Jacqueline Applebee, as my guest this week. Jacqi will be telling us the story behind her hot new anthology, ‘Bisexual Men.’ Welcome Jacqui!
I wrote Bisexual Men because simply put, I’d hardly ever read about bisexual men as a subject or a group before. I could find books full of erotic stories about bisexual women, where the men were strictly heterosexual; even in threesome stories men would never touch each other. I knew that bisexual men existed, but in the realm of erotic fiction they were rarely seen. This seemed to reflect the prevalent media image where men are either “gay, straight or lying.”
I’ve been active with various bisexual communities in the U.K for the past eighteen years. I’ve heard many negative stereotypes and myths about bisexual people, but for some reason, bisexual men really bear the brunt of a lot of hate. I decided that I could either be depressed by that or I could turn it on its head.
Bisexual Men contains a mixture of stories. In some tales, bisexual characters are out and proud, but in others coming out is a slow and careful process. As I wrote this collection, I knew that this was something different, important but still incredibly sexy too. I’m not ashamed to say that the thought of two or more men together really turns me on!
Gender was something that has interested me for many years. I used to identify as mostly-female, but not totally. It still took me some time to realise that there are more than two genders out there. One of my stories in this collection, ‘Recognition’ tells of a female to male transman who finds acceptance and satisfying sex at a party, but only when his boyfriend stops treating him like a delicate woman who needs protecting.
Another rarity in erotic fiction is when outwardly-seeming gay men decide to be with women. ‘Invisible Me’ was inspired by listening to a bisexual man talk about his experiences coming out as gay, and how things changed for him when he started identifying as bisexual several years later.
‘David does BiCon’ is something I’d wanted to write for ages. BiCon (U.K bisexual convention) is an event that I’ve attended every year since 2007. It is incredible to be in a space where bisexuality is the norm, and where you can attend workshops on subjects as diverse as BDSM for beginners, Bi people in Sci-Fi, and Bisexuals of Colour. I’ve met a few of my partners at BiCon, and I’ve made a lot of good friends there too. I think I’ve done a good job of summing up the crazy weekend of fun in this story!
One of the biggest challenges for me was to write so many stories from a male point of view. I also wanted to have stories where the protagonist was someone other than a young white man. Writing Bisexual Men has been a real learning experience for me. I think I’ve grown as a result of writing stories very different to my usual style. I trialled a lot of the stories at BiCon, and I also gave them to a few men of different sexualities to read. The feedback I’ve received so far has been overwhelmingly positive, which is something I’m really pleased about. It is my hope that everyone who reads this collection will enjoy it. I hope they will be more aware of bisexual men as a unique group, and of course, I hope they get turned on too!
Bisexual men are everywhere—haven’t you read about it yet? These fifteen tales celebrate the sexy adventures by men who really do go both ways. They love soft feminine curves and hard masculine muscles—as long as the action is hot, nothing will spoil the fun to be had!
Excerpt from Invisible Me:
There are some things I will eternally be grateful to gay men for: rubbering up was never high on my agenda until I attended a sexual health workshop run by the Terrence Higgins Trust years ago. Of course everyone there thought I was a homosexual until I took off my jacket to reveal a tee-shirt with the slogan, ‘bats for both sides’ on it. The friendly smiles dried up pretty quickly when I did that, but I was younger then. I truly didn’t give a shit in those days.
I squeeze out a ribbon of lube from the pump dispenser on the dresser. I rub myself up and down, spreading the slick fluid over my cock. Sylvia’s eyes grow wide, dark. A ribbed condom goes on next with a single flick of my wrist. I cup my balls, look down, and then gaze up through my eyelashes; a patented move designed to make my lover’s mouth water. I may be older than most studs, but hey I’ve still got it, and what’s more, I know how to use it too.
I take my time moving to the bed. Sylvia wraps her long legs around my waist once I get close to her. I hold her hands, pinning them to the mattress. I move my hips, teasing her with my cock. She tries to get it inside her, but I move just so, barely touching her pussy. Sylvia wrenches one arm from my grip, and then she pulls me to her, kissing me with fierceness so strong that I am surprised. When she leans back, her lips are swollen, and her face is flushed. I let go of her other hand.
My lover turns over, positions herself on her hands and knees. I take in the long planes of her back, the fine hairs that start at her spine, only to disappear into the dark shadows of her arse. I smell sweat and arousal. I see her puckered hole twitch and relax. I step back to the dresser, find a latex glove beneath the pile of condoms in their little silver packets. I work the glove over my fingers, and then snap it on completely, making Sylvia jump slightly on the bed. She is beautiful, but she is also the best kind of slut; she spreads her legs wider for me. The squelch of the lube on my hands makes me shiver. One finger delves to my lover’s arse, gently pressing until the muscled ring of flesh gives in to me. I feel, rather than hear Sylvia moan; the tremor moves up my arm. A second finger joins the first. My lover pants and shudders beneath me. My cock is so hard; just one touch could set me off. I push inside her slippery pussy, feel consumed by this woman. My fingers are rapidly being squeezed and pressed whilst my cock is sucked and massaged. I steady myself, thrust in deeper. I want to make Sylvia scream.
If gay men gave me an appreciation of rubbering up, then lesbian literature gave me all the knowledge I’d need about g-spots. I know I’m on target when Sylvia’s voice drops an octave. She thrusts back against me, harder and harder. She comes shaking, clenching around me. I carefully remove my fingers from her arse, and then I speed up my thrusts in her pussy. I squeeze my eyes shut as I come; whisper her name. We both collapse onto the bed in a sweaty heap. I hold her as tightly as I dare.
I want to pull out, and then take her up the arse, even if I won’t be hard again for a while. I want to be rougher with her than she’d let me. I want to bend down, kiss a shaven head, and run fingers over a flat chest. I love Sylvia, but I feel the little flame bend and twist inside me. I don’t want my fire to go out. I hold the base of the condom, slip out of her, and then I tie a knot in the rubber. She doesn’t see me as I move.
I don’t stay the night. I’ve got a presentation at work the next day, and I want to practice my big sell some more. I can’t concentrate though; nothing makes sense. I fluff my lines each time I try. I give up, and go to bed thoroughly pissed off.
I wake up in the middle of the night; my cock is hard, and my mind is racing. I dig out my old faithful: a gay trucker DVD. Large muscular men grab arses, pound into sweaty flesh. The screen is full of sucking, fucking, bad-ass truck drivers. I haven’t hitchhiked in over fifteen years. I never met any truckers like those onscreen during my travels, mores’ the pity. I wank to the sound of digitised groans, and come into a handful of tissues I keep by the sofa. I finally fall asleep feeling spent and satisfied.
Where to buy Bisexual Men
Amazon.com in print. https://www.createspace.com/3535782
Amazon.com as an ebook http://www.amazon.com/Bisexual-Men-ebook/dp/B005OSIWOY
About Jacqueline Applebee
Jacqueline Applebee is a writer who breaks down barriers with smut. Her work has appeared in Best Women’s Erotica, Ultimate Lesbian Erotica, and many other anthologies. She has written several novels, details of which can be found on her website (http://www.writing-in-shadows.co.uk)
‘Bats for both sides’ is one of a range of bisexual themed tee shirts available at the Bisexual Index (http://www.bisexualindex.org.uk/index.php/TheShop)
Thanks for stopping by, Jacqui! You nearly melted my monitor with this hot excerpt. Hope my Kindle can handle the heat!