I have today husband and wife Richard Wolfe and Dr. Fallon Enright and Ryan and Candace Callahan. What started off as an anniversary present to Candace, bloomed into so much more. Thanks guys for stopping by.
Ryan – Thanks for inviting us over today. Ever since we went public with our relationship, the four of us have been lying low. We’ve decided it’s time to change that.
Forgive me for being the rookie here in asking questions, so please be gentle. J
1. For our dear visitors, please explain how yall met and how long you have been together?
Ryan – Richard and I were college roommates, and we’ve been friends, bothers actually, ever since. We both met Fallon when she applied to be the resident Sex Therapist on our cruise ship, the Lothario. That was what…Richard? Almost three years ago now?
Richard – About three years, but Fallon and I didn’t get together until much later. Fallon has an admirable work ethic. She wouldn’t get involved with her employer –that was me. At least that’s the excuse she used to keep me at arm’s length. The truth was, she thought I was sleeping with every woman on the ship. Thank god, her contract ran out!
Fallon – I think I knew all along that Richard had given up his playboy ways, but what I felt for him scared the daylights out of me. I’d never wanted a man the way I wanted him. For someone with my training, it was disconcerting – to say the least. Then Ryan brought Candace to one of my oral sex classes, and Candace and I clicked. We became friends almost immediately.
Candace – Oh my god! I thought Fallon was the most interesting person I’d ever met! I fell in love with Ryan on that cruise, and I was such a naïve ninny! If it hadn’t been for Fallon’s help, I don’t know if I ever would have had the courage to go after Ryan the way I did. I never thought I’d say this, but getting dumped by my former fiancé was the best thing that ever happened to me.
2. Candace, you asked as your one year anniversary present from Ryan to be tied up in ropes. I realize that when you and Ryan got together, he opened up a whole new sensual world for you but why ropes? Also, Ryan with everything that you had experienced in the past, why the reluctance in showing Candace?
Candace – I think it was Fallon’s influence that put the idea in my head. She and Richard had been into rope bondage from the beginning of their relationship, and just the way she talked about it made me curious. I wanted to see for myself what she meant when she talked about the freedom she experienced when Richard restrained her.
Ryan – I’ve had a checkered past in regards to sex – I won’t deny it, but I’d never used ropes before. I wanted to give Candace the experience she craved, but I knew I wasn’t qualified to do it right. Truth? I was scared to death I might hurt her, and that just wasn’t acceptable. I’m getting better.
Candace – Yes, he is. He’s not as good as Richard, but he can tie a wicked knot now!
3. Fallon, you are a sex expert, especially with ropes, why do think people like to be tied up? Is it a feeling of freedom for the person engaged in them or is it more of a control issue with your partner? Richard, please feel free to help Fallon here… J
Fallon – You’ve actually hit on the major issues involved in rope bondage. The primary psychology is domination/submission – a power exchange, if you will. The submissive gives all his or her power over to the dominant in the relationship, at least from a physical standpoint. The submissive is restrained, thus powerless.
Richard – However… the submissive is truly the one with the power in the relationship – from a psychological point of view. The dominant is motivated by his or her desire to give their submissive the ultimate pleasure. From a personal point of view, I can tell you that my pleasure is derived from Fallon’s pleasure, and Candace’s now too, though I don’t restrain Candace as often as I do Fallon.
Fallon – And there is nothing like the freedom to experience the absolute most pleasure your body is capable of. Too often, women force their orgasm, for whatever reason, and in so doing, they cheat themselves out of the buildup. When they give that power/control over to their partner, the reward can be beyond anything they’ve ever known.
3. Richard and Ryan you had shared women in the past, so I’m not sure why the hesitation? Okay, besides the other beating the crap out of the other, but if Fallon and Candace were willing and comfortable with each other, was it a just a caveman reaction?
Ryan – I think I can speak for both of us. Part of it was the caveman reaction. My woman. Don’t touch or I’ll kill you. I never felt that way about any of the other women we’d been with. Candace was my wife, and that’s not something I take lightly, then or now.
Then there is our business relationship too. Richard and I are partners in a multi-million dollar company. Messing around with your partners’ wife is usually a recipe for disaster – not to mention against everything we were brought up to believe was right. Like most men, we were taught that monogamy was the way to go, at least in marriage.
Richard – That about sums it up. It took me a while to figure out that Fallon and Candace weren’t going to cut our balls off for touching another woman. I’m not sure Candace would actually cut Ryan’s balls off, but I wouldn’t put it past Fallon if she thought I was cheating on her.
Fallon – You are a smart man, Richard Wolfe. No wonder I love you so much!
4. When it became public knowledge about the four of you, what was the hardest thing that you, individually and then as a couple had to face?
Candace – I can answer that. Talk about caveman reaction. Ryan and Richard went total caveman on us. *beats fists on her chest* Me protect my woman. Kill anyone who calls her bad name.
Fallon – *laughing* Yep. That’s exactly what they did. They didn’t really care what the tabloids said about them, but when it came to their women – watch out! It was kind of cute that they wanted to protect us, but honestly – it was damned annoying too.
Richard – Fallon was so mad at me, I was scared spitless that she was going to leave me. Once she and Candace went public, it was a relief.
Ryan – I learned a valuable lesson the day that interview aired. I learned just how strong and brave Candace is. She was willing to stand up to society and defend our marriage, and our love, even when I was too much of a coward to do it myself. I have all the respect in the world for her and Fallon. I’m married to the two most remarkable women in the world.
Richard – Amen to that.
5. I know that most people don’t “get” your relationship with each other so what would you like to tell people about it.
Richard – I don’t blame people for not understanding. I didn’t either, at first. I don’t think any of us did. We didn’t go looking for another relationship. It wasn’t like we were out wife-swapping all over the place. It just happened. We were friends, then our friendship grew into something more. If it hadn’t been for Candace asking Ryan to tie her up, and if he hadn’t come to myself and Fallon, then we probably never would have recognized what was going on. We probably would have just been best friends for the rest of our lives.
Ryan – He’s right. I never would have even thought of touching Fallon, and I damned sure wouldn’t have let him touch Candace.
Candace – See. Cavemen.
Fallon – It’s still sort of cute – as long as they only go cavemen where we’re concerned.
Candace – That’s for sure. They’re ours, and we don’t share!
Thank yall for stopping by and answering a rookie’s questions. It’s been fun.
Fallon – Thank you! Now that our polyamorous –
Ryan – There she goes with that ten-dollar word again.
Fallon – As I was saying…Now that our polyamorous relationship is public knowledge, we’ve decided that the best way to get society to accept that humans are capable of loving more than one person at a time, is to show them that it’s possible.
Richard – And I’ll do anything Fallon says – at least outside the bedroom.
Candace – Watch yourself, Richard. Fallon’s been showing me some new things. You might be in for a surprise or two.
Ryan – *groans * Oh god! Here we go again!
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Roz Lee has been married to her best friend, and high school sweetheart, for over three decades. These days she splits her time between their home in rural New Jersey, and Southern California, where her husband works. Even though she’s lived on both coasts, her heart lies in between, in Texas. A Texan by birth, she can trace her family back to the Republic of Texas. With roots that deep, she says, “You can’t ever really leave.”
Roz and her husband have two grown daughters they couldn’t be more proud of, and are currently raising an eleven-year-old Labrador Retriever, Betty Boop, who isn’t aware of her canine heritage.
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10 thoughts on “Four of Hearts Tour”
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Loved the “interview”…loved the premise of your book! Another book in my TBB pile!
Hi lisagk! Thanks for stopping in today to meet my characters. If they didn't live on a cruise ship most of the year, they'd have a dog named Betty Boop! LOL I think she deserves recognition since she sits by my side everyday while I write.
Loved the interview, and love Betty Boop, my babies don't know they are canine either.
Maria D. – Thanks for stopping by, and for downloading FOUR OF HEARTS. I hope you enjoy the read!
Thanks for stopping by C. Zampa! Yes, the situation these characters find themselves in is very interesting! LOL
Interesting interview! I have this book book on my reader and now I can't wait to read it
How very interesting! Nice to meet you all! Enjoyed your interview, and congratulations on your book!
Thanks, Regina! I agree! My characters did a great job of answering these tough questions. I'm so proud of them! LOL
Terrific character interview and the story sounds great!