The heart of New York City beats like never before in the new series, Five in a Bed. It is a savory chronicle of five distinct men bonded in a polyamorous relationship, involving sex, discipline, and, above all else: love. Their relationship is as unique as each individual man, but their need for... show more
The heart of New York City beats like never before in the new series, Five in a Bed. It is a savory chronicle of five distinct men bonded in a polyamorous relationship, involving sex, discipline, and, above all else: love. Their relationship is as unique as each individual man, but their need for acceptance and belonging is universal. Meet Mitch and Antonio, two strong, passionate men who rule their household with a firm hand and a gentle smile. Meet wild and hedonistic TJ, sensitive and artistic Ricky, and the pup of the litter, Danny. They desperately crave the mixture of a soft embrace and hard discipline only their tough loving Daddies can provide. Five in a Bed is about the trials and tribulations of making a different type of family with its own special kind of love. Antonio, Mitch, TJ, Ricky, and Danny may not represent your average household, but they share the same honor, commitment, and loyalty essential for any loving home. Mitch grew up in a family of rugged red-necked men in upstate NY where being gay was not readily accepted. But Mitch developed a hard edge and strong-minded opinions of his own. Topping 6’8” it was rare for him to find a man who could meet him eye-to-eye. Then, he met Antonio. A light-skinned black man brought up in New Orleans, Antonio was cultured, well mannered and easygoing. He also knew what it was like to face hardships, discrimination, and loss. That gave him the ability to see both sides of any situation. A natural nurturer, he saw through Mitch's rough exterior, and found a heart of gold. Together they opened up their own gym and quickly turned it into one of the most successful fitness centers in Manhattan. Mitch and Antonio were in a loving relationship for five blissful years before deciding to increase the size of their family. TJ, Ricky and Danny complete the union. They are an extension of Mitch’s and Antonio’s love and devotion. TJ, the oldest of the three, was born blessed. Good looking, athletic, and spoiled as a child, he had everything his heart desired. Until he spotted two hot men enjoying a vacation in his hometown in Florida, he had never longed for anything. In his flirtatious, teasing matter, he sought them out and was determined to win them over. Underneath all of TJ's ego and pretense, Mitch and Antonio found a restless spirit seeking boundaries and a sense of purpose. Ricky is the typical middle child of the group. Unassuming and sweet, he puts the needs of others before his own. He is beautiful inside and out. Musically gifted, his sensitivity shines when he pours his heart out through his instruments. Ricky comes to the family after being rescued from an abusive relationship. As he regains his strength, the men help him to build confidence in himself and others. He is a delicate soul with more to offer than he realizes. Danny, the baby of the family, and insecure about being the youngest, fights the limits and control the older men put in place for his care and protection. Damaged by neglect and carrying childhood wounds of abuse, he has the most to gain from the men as he struggles to fit in and find his place among them. Danny slowly heals through their love, and as he learns and grows, they learn and grow with him. Book 1: Bringing Home Danny flashes back to the day TJ found Danny alone at party. He was a young man living precariously on his own until TJ brought him home. A critical crossroads is reached weeks before Danny’s 18th birthday. Wanting desperately to be seen as a man and to be part of their intimate relationship, he is unable to bear being around them. Danny flees the security of their home to try and make it on his own, leaving the men to come to terms about their feelings for him and to make a decision about their future. Will they bring Danny home for good?