Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Five Card Stud




Roll With It... by Easton Corbin. 

I heard this song the other day, and being a country western music lover, it stuck in my brain all week. I applied the message this way:

Life's short- Eden Pace is twenty-five going on ancient. A bitter woman bent on revenge.
Work's a bitch-Bounty Hunter, Sam McCallister tracks  the worst of the worst to make a living.
Fun comes from unexpected places- Who would think a stage coach hold up could ever lead to seduction?
Sometimes you're lucky enough to draw a good hand- Sam knows he's holding all the cards...
Play your aces and enjoy it.- Eden always keeps a little something back--and rakes in the big pot right on time.

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Monday, August 30, 2010

For Western Scorchin' Hawt Romance - Gem Sivad

A: I'm proud to introduce Gem Sivad - a self-proclaimed matchmaker even if she only gets to mess around with matchmaking in her writing.

She loves writing western romances and currently has a hot upcoming release from Ellora's Cave called Five Card Stud and currently has several books released with Liquid Silver and Siren BookStrand.

Welcome Gem!!!!

Let's get right down to the down and dirty. We like to release our innermost desires here so we go "deep". LOL

What’s the kinkiest, sexiest thing you’ve ever done:

GS: Sorry can’t answer that, the laptop caught on fire when I tried to type the words. This is a loaner so I’ll have to refrain from that mistake again.


A: Hahah... really. That Hot Hugh? Well, then let's stick to your writing. How bad do you get with your writing, are we talking just suggestion or down right bondage?

GS: Unless you’re talking about the prisoners of my bounty hunters, I don’t do bondage.

A: Hmm... bounty hunters did you say??? :> That's sexy enough without the bondage. Do you have a best line?

GS: From Bounty Hunters Book Two (wip): "He’s male, and that’s all I need for an edge, Eden thought, as she prepared to do whatever was necessary to lose this encumbrance to her plans. "

A: Oohhh.. I likeee. Eden sounds like she's a take charge kind of gal. Then men sound exciting - if they're as fiery as Eden.

If you could have any movie star take on a role as one of your heroes, who would it be?

GS: I’d cast Viggo Mortensen as Ambrose Quince in my first western romance, Intimate Strangers.

A: I LOVE Viggo. More woman could do well by some time with him - in or out of the sheets. I hear he's a poet and very romantic.  Sigh. And that body... that face. OMG. I think I should stop now. I like the name Ambrose. Why did that name fall out of popularity? Hmm...
Onto other speculations. Viggo's a big guy and size counts (well some people say that :>)… on average how loooooonnnnnggg do you like your (um, how do we put it delicately) manuscripts to be ;> ( in words silly, not inches) and how steamy?

GS: I like to write 60k manuscripts that have steamy sex entwined within the fabric of a panoramic western romance. I have to admit, my work is getting hotter, it must be the Texas sun *wink*.

A: Sure it's the Texas sun - Personally, one look at Viggo and I'd be getting hot - forget sun. It could be sub-arctic and I'd be... ahem... sorry. Back on track. What are the hardest scenes to write for you?

GS: I have a difficult time writing a scene that includes multiple people with dialogue from all of them. Keeping the words flowing and the threads straight so that the reader can follow the action of the scene is a bitch.
A: I agree. It gets really hard to keep the dialogue tags to a minimum, keep the story moving, and make sure everyone knows who is talking. That's difficult in m/m too. I admire some of those menage and m/m writers - just very difficult balancing act.

How close in real life have you gotten to one of your fantasies?

GS: Very.

A: YOU"VE "Tupped" Viggo?????????? What? When? I wanna know. LOL. Oh, whew. I don't think you meant that. I'd want the dets on that sexscapade :>

LOL... I'm so bad.

I guess we're almost up. Anything you would want other writers and your readers to know about you?

GS: I’m a compulsive researcher, an anal-retentive reviser, and a kick-ass western romance writer. Every story I write explores the influence and power of human sexuality on the decisions that people make, no matter what era they lived in.

A: Your books are fascinating. You've also got some wonderful cover art (fangirl moment here).

There are so many more questions I would ask but I think we only have time for one more... anything you would like to share with us, an excerpt, a tidbit, or anything else about yourself?

GS: Excerpt from wip Bounty Hunters II (yet untitled): Sam had recognized her the minute she sat down at the game. He could have taken her prisoner right then. But it had been a pleasure to watch her handle the cards.

His focus had changed in their first head-on match. He’d never met anyone who could run numbers in their head like she could. She was also wanted for murder. Both things got his full attention. She’d thrown him off stride again when she’d unfurled her cards and started her strip tease. Eden Pace calculated every move and it pushed Sam to stay ahead of her.

The mystery woman had chosen seduction as her weapon of choice. She’d named the game, and that he regretted. He didn’t force women, he wasn’t Ben Jenkins. He’d rattled her with the side bet. He’d have let her walk then, had she won. He would also have followed. He’d planned on talking to her, sorting out the reason for the killing, and offering to untangle her problem. Then, he’d planned on seducing her.

But she’d lost, and continued the game. She’d dealt the next hand as soon as she entered the room. And now, she stood indecisively looking at his gun as though maybe seduction hadn’t been the right game after all. He was caught by surprise when she sank to her knees between his legs. Her hair brushed against his thigh, and his cock swelled bigger, jutting toward what it wanted.

He didn’t suppress his groan of pleasure when her pink lips sipped delicately and her tongue explored the slit, tasting the pre-cum that seeped there. She lapped the head with feathery strokes that made him want to jut his hips and thrust deeper into her mouth and down her throat. But he didn’t. He held onto his control as she licked him like a kitten eating up cream.

Nibbling her way down his shaft, she applied lips and tongue in a wet caress. When she shrugged delicately against his thigh, he widened for her, spreading his legs and shifting to give her access to her target.

First the left testicle, then the right enjoyed the soft caress and tantalizing miracle of her mouth. His nuts were so hard and tight he risked shooting his load right then, but he set his back teeth, gripped the arms of the chair, and let her play. Her black hair cascaded around her face as she tilted her head to take more of him, working her mouth back up his cock.

By the time she reached the top, Sam’s control was lost. “Play times over sweetheart.” When her lips surrounded the head of his cock, he cupped her face and thrust into the cavern of her mouth, withdrawing, and then thrusting again. “Take more of it,” he ordered her. She widened her jaw upon demand and he angled her head to take him deeper.

He had intended to take her pussy first, but his cock had other ideas. “Suck on it,” he directed her effort to take his size. “Relax your throat and let me in, Eden.” His directions were unnecessary. She adjusted her position and swallowed his length, throat muscles caressing the sensitive head.

When she made a humming sound, her clasping flesh vibrated around his pumping cock and he lost his control, coming in hot spurts of cream that she drank from him.

He sank back against the chair and closed his eyes savoring the extraordinary pleasure she had just given him. “Give me a minute Eden and I’ll satisfy you.” He heard the click of a cocked hammer before he opened his eyes.

“I’ve found my own release.” Her husky reply mocked him, even as she stepped into her clothes and pointed the gun at him. She gathered his boots, belt, pants, and shirt, and backed to the window which she fumbled open without looking away from him.

When she threw the whole bundle out, he relaxed a little promising, “You’ll pay for that Eden.”

“So will you,” she replied as she topped off her satchel with his saddlebags, and closed it with a snap before walking out the door.

“Well I’ll be damned.” It was only the second time in his life that anyone had ever gotten the drop on Snake McCallister. The first time he’d been fourteen and an untried youth. This time he was a man and he had no excuse.

Sam sat naked on the edge of the chair and felt reluctant admiration settle over him. His face relaxed in an easy smile and a chuckle turned into a gruff laugh of amazement. “It’s your pot Eden. Shuffle the cards pretty lady. We have another hand to play.”

A: WOWSER... that's steamy. I think my own screen is about to fizzle out.

If you want to learn more about Gem, check her out at http://www.gemsivad.com/ .

Thanks Gem!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Sultry Sunday-


This is an excerpt from my erotic short story collection WIP. This particular short is called Stumble Inn. The enticing events that happen in a bar. Various patrons experience a variety of sexual escapades.


Her short skirt hugged her thighs as she swaggered towards the back of the room. The stretch fabric clung to her accentuating every luscious curve and toned muscle. You could tell there were no pantie lines. Thong? Or, better yet, nothing? It didn't take much for the imagination to wonder with this woman.

Her sex appeal and sultry manner was enough to make even a gay man rethink his sexual preference.

Her cotton camisole clung to her like a well-fit...wet tee-shirt at a contest. It molded to her body so you could see the outline of her skimpy bra's lacy and erect nipples. The twinge in his groin was alive and well again.

He shifted on the bar stool and tried to dismiss her existence but damned if he could. He tried to unpretentiously reposition his hard-on without drawing attention to himself. Not an easy task.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

X-Snippet ~ BRANDED BY THE TEXANS ~ Only It’s Your C**k, Not a Gun




~~~ Sliders meets Bonanza meets the Three Star Republic of Texas ~~~

Chapter Twenty-Three ~ Only It’s Your Cock, Not a Gun

“No fair.” She spoke to his back, since he’d turned and resumed his stride. It was just as well, since she already burned. Just thinking about it, she felt her sex pulse, alive in a whole new way. “You’re like a gunslinger,” she partly shouted. “Only it’s your cock, not a gun.”
~~~

Happy Ridin’ and Ropin’ Summer...

Savanna

Savanna Kougar ~ Run on the Wild Side of Romance ~

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Blurb ~

What can three Texans do to a woman’s body and heart?
Kylie is about to find out.
Beyond her wildest dreams.
On a parallel Earth.

It’s 2009... Kylie is on the run from the law for a crime she didn’t commit. A promising doctoral student, she’s lost everyone and almost everything, except for what she stows in her car. Now, Kylie has to salvage the rest of her life. But, where in this age of GPS tracking, TV’s Most Wanted and cameras everywhere?

It’s 2009... Dillon, Dono and Dash are three brothers desperate for a wife to brand as their own. The Union made women scarce in the Three Star Republic by releasing a bio weapons’ plague during the border wars. These tough-as-leather Texans will do anything to keep the right woman, even if they have to lasso her like a wild filly and love on her until she loves them back.
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A Siren-BookStrand #1 BESTSELLER ~ http://bookstrand.com/branded-by-the-texans ~ http://bookstrand.com/savanna-kougar ~ Rated: SEXTREME
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Friday, August 27, 2010

Flirty Friday- End of Summer Fun


The end of summer doesn't have to be sad...liven it up with a splash of your own heat.

Gone are the hot steamy sleepless nights- they are replaced with a special heat. Heat up the bedroom on those cool autumn nights.

Snuggle in with your lover.

Enjoy the cooler evenings outside- sit and talk. Play the remember when game...Remember when we made love outside? Remember the time we snuck away from the party... Remember when we used all the whipped topping. These little talks can (and will) lead to a night of passion.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

13 MORE Ways to Say "I Love You"


13 MORE WAYS TO SAY I LOVE YOU:

I love you. Its three simple words. But how about switching it up a bit? Catch your loved own off guard… Let me know what’s your favorite? If you missed the first 13 ways to say “I love you” hop on over to my personal blog The Rantings and Ravings of Jeanne St. James

14. I cherish you.

15. You are the light of my life.

16. I can't stop thinking about you when we're apart.

17. I worship you.

18. I'm a better person because of you.

19. I’m yours.

20. You’re my one and only.

21. You fill my heart.

22. You make me fly.

23. You light my flame.

24. You’re the one I’ve always wished for.

25. You rock my world.

26. You are my reason for living.


So what is YOUR favorite way to say "I love you?"


Jeanne St. James is an erotic romance author who loves to write about an Alpha male (or two). Especially one in uniform: cops, Feds, or even football players! She resides in south central Pennsylvania near Hershey chocolate and the Amish. Her hot and steamy contemporary romances can include a male/female, a ménage (male/male/female) or male/male relationship. It depends on what's floating her boat at the moment. She has three releases: a m/f contemporary, Banged Up, with Liquid Silver Books; a bestselling m/m/f interracial ménage, Double Dare, with Loose Id; and a bestselling, award winning, m/m erotic novella, Rip Cord, with Phaze.


You can find her on the web at http://www.jeannestjames.com/. Also, come friend her on Facebook, MySpace and Twitter. Check out her blog for her upcoming events and great guest authors.



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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Emotions of Rain

The last few days have been rainy. There is just something about the sound, scent and overall feeling that rain brings out so many various emotions. When I look out my window at the rain coming down I think of some of the different rains that and what emotions they invoke.

All New
The misty rain brings to mind the softness of a kiss or the blush of first love.

Lost and Adrift
The soaking rain with the wind blowing you to and forth batters at you like that moment when all seems lost in a relationship you put your all into. Everything you are yet it seems as if all is lost and there is no middle ground.

Resonate in the Soul
The deluge of rain with thunder and lightning resonates in the soul just like that moment when you know that person is forever yours. They are the one for you. The tumultuous emotions makes your soul sing.

Aftermath
As the rain slows and the rainbow comes out reminds you that you know all will be right. No matter what happen you will be stronger than yesterday.

There are so many more variations of rains I could explore. So much that the sounds of rain bring out in me. No matter what I experience I can compare it to the variety of rain. The next time wherever you are take a moment to appreciate the sound, scent and overall feel of rain. Let it wash over you with the many emotions of rain.


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Taige Crenshaw is a multi-published author with books available at Ellora's Cave Publishing, Liquid Silver Books, Loose Id, and Total-E-Bound. Taige has been enthralled with the written word from time she picked up her first book. It wasn’t long before she started to make up her own tales of romance. With novels set in today, in alternate dimensions, or in the future she writes with adventure, fun sassy heroine’s, and sexy hero’s. Always hard at work creating new and exciting places Taige can be found curled up with a hot novel with exciting characters when she is not creating her own. Join her in the fun, frolic, interesting people and far reaches of the world in her novels. You can find out more about Taige at her website: http://www.taigecrenshaw.com/ or blog: http://www.taigecrenshaw.com/blog.


Wilde Seduction - What happens when a woman who doesn’t know how to relax meets a man whose lust for life will change her and make all her deepest desires come to life?

Buy here at Total-E-Bound.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Take a Walk on the Wild Side with Savanna Kougar....

A: Welcome today an author I've been hot under the collar to introduce you to. This woman has fire, passion... and is pretty wild. Take one look at her blog Kougar Kisses and I see a Ted Nugent in the making (in a good way). She proudly displays her tendency toward conspiracy theory AND her love of the West.

Her energy is infectious and her writing is ... steaming hawt!

Welcome Savanna Kougar.

There are so many questions I have (like what's the fascination with cougars? and who are those hawt men on the cover above? And where'd you get the pics of the Greeks on your site? Wow - the color had to have been breathtaking!) But I guess I'll stick with the basic stuff first :>.

A quick glance at any of your titles (and from my own experience) will tell you that you write it sizzling hot but what about real life?  What's the kinkiest, sexiest thing you've ever done:

SK: Oh my, talke about X-rated... hmmmm... that might be getting a bit too personal... let's see, some of my kinkiest moments have involved bath tubs.

A: That's fair enough. Hopefully you haven't ended up in a time machine :> Those bath tubs can be dangerous -- I know from my own experience.  Let's shift it to your writing, how "bad" do you get, bondage or suggestion? We'll make it a quick answer round:

SK: Yeap, bondage occurs.

A: Best thing ever written?

SK: That's a loaded question. No clue. I like it all or I wouldn't write it. However, here's a line from Branded by the Texans ~

"I am forced to conclude that God made Dillon, Dono and Dash on his day off, for a woman's pure entertainment and pleasure, just to prove all that cowboy goodness could be crammed inside one woman."

A: Wow... holy moly, batwoman. That line I think says it all. LOL  "crammed inside one woman." OMG. I'm blushing... where's a fan. Back to fast round before I faint:

What movie star would you choose for a hero?

SK: Adrian Paul

A: How long, how steamy is just right?

SK: I'm of the "feeling" that the story takes as long as it takes. However, I try to go by what a publisher is asking for, if I'm writing for a specific line. Sizzling steamy and I've done scorching steamy.

A: Hardest scenes to write?

SK: Sometimes, it's the pure emotional scenes. That is, how the heroines and heroes are feeling at any given point in their stories.

A: How close to real life is your writing?

SK: My erotic romance novels are only that, except writtean as an entire plotted story, not simply the fantasy itself.

A: What would you want other writers and your readers to know about you?

SK: Geez, let's see... I have a good heart and do the best I can in life.

A: And finally, anything you would like to share with us, an excerpt maybe?

SK: Wow ~ How about one of my Flash Fiction pieces?

Flash~ You Win, I leave

One~

Cradling the butt of her phase pistol, Khyph stared at the two golden moons from the space deck of her official quarters as Marshall of Meddiea, an inhabited moon. On this rotation, the two sister moons gleamed as complete orbs, their beauty stunning. The atmosphere of Meddiea had been created, initially, to not only sustain most sentient beings in the galactic region, but to enhance every celestial object that could be viewed. Whipping around, Khyph sighed. Duty called. Duty being the rounds she made at various gambling establishments, where the most trouble occurred, as it did on a regular basis.

Two ~

Khyph was no stranger to trouble, having battled her way through more than her share, during her long days as a renegade. She'd run supplies to the underdog resistance fighters or whoever fought off the tanker-ship advance of the Jorilittes, an android race designed to inhavit, then take over a sector for the Corporate Three, a megalithic organization that thirstily sucked up the world's treasured resources. Promising prosperity, the victimized world was always left high and dry. Broke. Glancing in the small holo mirror she kept beside the door's entrance, Khyph paused to secure a loosened strand of her hair.

Three ~

For rounds she bound her long tresses tight to her head with the intention to appear more masculine and business-like. Waving, butt-length hair didn't inspire cooperation with her authority. It certainly inspired another kind of cooperation, one Khyph hadn't been interested in for quite awhile. Gamblers, and thos ewho visited the outer-limits entertainment moon, offered some fine unique sex, but it was only a temporary arrangement . Just as she'd altered her life once in the Corporate Three had been contained, now a fly-by-space lover no longer held any appearl. Palming the door open, she rapidly strode to her internal cruiser.

A: I'm leaving you hanging.... this is just too hot to put up all at once... But LOL... if you want to see more about Khyph - email me or post below and I'll send you the entire flash fiction piece by Savanna Kougar.

You can also check her out at Savanna Kougar ~Run on the Wild Side of Romance~

http://savannakougar.com/

http://kougarkisses.blogspot.com/

The year of the Tiger Truth... the roaring truth, the whole roaring truth and nothing but the real-fanged truth. And, so it is, in 2010.

Author of ~

All Shades of Blue Paradise available Siren-BookStrand Publishing
Red Lioness Tamed available at Liquid Silver Books
When a Giood Angel Falls ~ IN PRINT~ available Siren-BookStrand Publishing
Tangerine Carnal Dream available at Aspen Mountain Press
Murder by Hair Spray in Gardenia, New Atlantis ~IN PRINT~ available Siren-BookStrand Publishing
Black Cat Beauty available Liquid Silver Books
Her Insatiable Dark Heroes ~IN PRINT~ available Siren-Bookstrand Publishing
Stallion of Ash and Flame available Siren-BookStrand Publishing

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Sultry Sunday- Moments Remembered

An excerpt from a WIP I dug out recently. It stirred not only creativity but also sexual thoughts from deep within me. Here's just a 'taste'...


The surrealism hit him when he felt her breath on his chest. The gentle rhythm was soothing. Relaxing. Seductive. The soft flutter caused a familiar stirring in his groin.



Her long tendrils splayed across his chest like a golden veil of sunshine. Touching not only his skin but his soul.


His mind drifted to the night before. The way her soft, warm body molded to his like they were one. United by flesh.


He remembered the way her golden eyes shown down on him as she rode him hard and furiously trying to get all he had to give.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Sinful Saturday ~ Forbidden Vampyre


Saturday greetings! ~Whew~ What a whirlwind week. Actually, the past few weeks. My latest release, BRANDED BY THE TEXANS, has been going great guns, and is a bestseller. Believe you me, I am so very grateful for everyone who has purchased Branded. ~blowing Kougar kisses~

Sinful... the very word conjures up different images, thoughts and feelings for all of us. Let your fantasies run free for long moments each day. Anything for good mental health... right?

That is, of course, one of the joys of writing erotic romance... penning those sinfully sexy scenes between my heroines and heroes. However, like life, there are always the big and small interruptions. In fact, writing that next manuscript is like having a relationship with a significant other... love, hate, trials, triumphs, sex and love... the drama plays out. Sometimes the words wing onto the page as pretty as you please. Other times, simply finding the right word... well, put on the hip boots and slog through knee-deep mud.

But, you didn’t check out the Sinful Saturday blog for writerly-talk stuff, did you? Here’s the second Flash I ever wrote. I’ve added two more Flashes to it since. And, for today, I’ve added another Flash.

Forbidden Vampyre

I
Black lace slips over my bath-cooled skin. I sit at my vanity, examining my ruby red nails, feeling lace scrape deliciously over my nipples. Impatient, I flip back my long strawberry-colored hair, and cross my bare thighs. Lace slides, a sensual tickle between the bottom of my butt cheeks and the top of my thighs.

I rise as I hear his steps, strong yet stealthy, on the stairs winding up to my room. Black lace strokes my body like a lover’s caress. My sex drips as he opens the door, uninvited and forbidden. My neck throbs, wanting him.

“Dinner, darling?

II
Black is the unholy glitter in his eyes. Although, I drown in the midnight blue color, as he steps within, and I close the door. His suave gaze slips like silk over my face, down my neck, devours the thrust swells of my breasts. I sigh, my body already yielding in anticipation of his first nibble. His first kiss. Or...the first prick that draws my blood. Mesmerizing me easily, he touches black lace, his fingertip barely felt where my thigh ends. Tortuously slow, he draws his fingertip up the flare of my hip.

“I don’t mind, if I do, darling.”

III
“Black lace, it always suits you, my precious woman.” Seducing me, he languidly circles his hand over the curve of my hip and butt, causing the silky lace to scrape against my skin delectably. Between my thighs, the sliver of lace repeatedly pulls against the cleft of my juicy sex, an arousing irritant, and I smell my own raw need. Moaning, I lean toward him while exposing the side of my neck. Before he bites, I draw in his virile sophisticated scent, hot as smoke and the scandal we indulge in. My god, I love it.

‘When must you return?”

IV
He doesn’t answer. His fang slides along the length of my neck to beneath my ear, as if he owns time. This is how he always takes me. Tastes me. His tongue strokes the skin over my rapid pulse tempting me to erotically enjoy. I lean closer, a prisoner of my out-of-control breaths. Lust consumes me before he consumes my blood. His fang plunges, so razor sharp I feel only a prick of pain. He is never greedy. But, I am. Even as he feeds on the rivulet of my blood, my sex swelters, impatient.

“Darling, you are decadent wine.”
~~~~~~

Savanna

Savanna Kougar

~ Run on the Wild Side of Romance ~

Author of ~

All Shades of Blue Paradise
Red Lioness Tamed
When a Good Angel Falls ~ In Print
Tangerine Carnal Dreams
Murder by Hair Spray in Gardenia, New Atlantis ~ In Print
Black Cat Beauty
Her Insatiable Dark Heroes ~ In Print
Stallion of Ash and Flame ~ In Print ~
Branded by the Texans ~ Bestseller ~ *6* days at #1
The Tiger’s Masquerade ~ Antho-story coming from MojoCastle Press
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Friday, August 20, 2010

Flirty Friday- Relaxation: Moments to Cherish

From back rubs to bubble baths- we all have our moments of weakness that can send us to euphoria without any sexual activity in mind. If a sexual escapade ensues- roll with it I always say.


Who doesn't love a luxurious bubble bath, peace and quiet followed by a never-ending body massage? (Notice not one single hand in the air.)



Add in a glass of wine, your favorite sound track and some candles dimming the room for effect. It's te perfect evening.


The grand finale comes when your partner dries you off with the softest towel, wraps you in the towel and his arms while professing his undeniable love.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Pussy Research -- er, I mean Cat Facts #3 [Final edition]

Here are a few interesting trivial bits about cats. Oh, and about the guy at the left? I'm pretending he's a cat lover. Truth is, he's just got a hot bod and I'm enjoying looking at him. Call it gratuitous sex. Whatever it is, I'm getting off on it. ^_^

Following the cat facts is a short blurb from a book with a catlike hero. Stick around...

Cat urine glows under a black light.

Cats have a third eyelid called a haw and you will probably only see it when kitty isn't feeling well.
A cat sees about six times better than a human at night because of the tapetum lucidum, a layer of extra reflecting cells which absorb light.
Adult cats with no health problems are in deep sleep 15 percent of their lives. They are in light sleep 50 percent of the time.
Newborn kittens have closed ear canals that don't begin to open for nine days.When the eyes open, they are always blue at first. They change color over a period of months to the final eye color.
Most cats have no eyelashes.
It is a common belief that cats are color blind. However, recent studies have shown that cats can see blue, green and red.
Cats with white fur and skin on their ears are very prone to sunburn.
Abraham Lincoln loved cats. He had four of them while he lived in the White House.
Napoleon was terrified of cats.
Mother cats teach their kittens to use the litter box.
The way you treat kittens in the early stages of it's life will render it's personality traits later in life.
The average cat food meal is the equivalent of about five mice.


EXCERPT  -- Surrender Love
Luc Saint-Cyr and Izzorah "Rah" Ceeow

 Setting up the scene: This is the morning after Luc and Rah's first time together, and Luc is preparing to go to work for the day.
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Luc dipped a razor under the faucet and grinned at his reflection. You've still got it, old man. He'd made love to Izzorah all night, taking his own pleasure only twice. Seeing his kosset writhe and moan had been worth the wait. Tonight is another story. Tonight I take him beyond oral sex and hand play. He whistled while he finished his morning shave.
Izzorah appeared behind him in the reflection, knuckling his eyes.
"Good morning, love." Luc turned. "Did I wake you?"
He shook his head, yawning, and stretched, arms over his head. "Ow." He winced and rubbed his left arm.
"Let me see." Luc took his arm in both hands. The evidence of his injury was now no more than a pink line. He released him. "You're almost healed."
"See?" Izzorah flexed his arm. "I'm a little tender. I won't need two months off. I'm almost good as new."
"You think so now, but wait till you start drumming again. The nanobots your doctor gave you do a good job healing muscle, but your body has to put all the nerve endings back and reteach itself how to work. It takes longer than you think. The fine movements and motor skills take time to relearn."
"Oh." Izzorah stared at his arm for a moment, shrugged, and gave Luc a smile bright as the morning sunshine coming through the windows. "If you say so."
He slid a finger down Izzorah's nose. "Trust me."
The Kin wrapped his arms around Luc's waist, head back to look up at him. "I do."
"Good." He kissed his lover and stroked the fingers of both hands down Izzorah's face. "I have plans for you tonight."
A dark blush stole across his cheeks, ears forward. "You do?"
"Oh, yes." Luc set a knuckle beneath Izzorah's chin, smiling. "You're such a pleasure to teach. I can't wait to get you alone. After dinner, the two of us are going to spend time exploring one another's fantasies."
"Uh --" His cheeks turned a deeper peach. "You mean…talking about sex? Like you made me do last night?"
He broke into a chuckle. "Was it that painful?"
"Uh…" He wrinkled his nose. "I spent my whole life hiding. It's hard to start talking now. Sex was a forbidden subject."
He raised one brow. "Correct me if I'm wrong, Izzorah, but isn't one of the 'traditional' greetings between Kin, 'How's sex been lately?'"
He covered his fangs as he laughed. "Yes. But that's male-female sex. Not the kind I wanted to talk about."
"Ah!" Luc kissed him on the forehead. "Don't worry, you'll get used to it." He slid both hands into Izzorah's hair, holding him while they kissed. As it ended, Luc set a soft kiss on each eyelid and cheek.
"I love kissing with you." Izzorah rubbed his face against Luc's hand. "You do it so perfect."
"Thank you." He kissed him on the nose. "We'll practice more tonight."
Izzorah leaned his cheek against Luc's hand like a cat begging to be petted. "Good."
He tugged on the Kin's right ear. "Rule number one. Never rush through a kiss to get to the 'good part.' It's all good. Two, use your passion for enjoyment and not to dominate your lover. Well" -- he shrugged -- "unless both agree. Being dominated can be good."
Izzorah shivered.
"Are you cold?" Luc wrapped his arms around Izzorah and cuddled him against his chest.
"I love your voice. It reaches right down inside me. When you talk, it makes me all shivery."
Luc frowned, mouth set against the top of Izzorah's head. "Really?"
He nodded, tilted back his head, and looked up. "I think I'd like being dominated by you."
A dark smile swept over him. "Mmm, kosset. I can work with that."
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Izzorah -- A little feral, a little innocent, all male. Fleeing a world that denies him basic rights, forced into a society blind to his needs, his music keeps him alive. When a freak accident throws him into the care of the most powerful man in the empire, the attention he receives is beyond anything he'd ever dreamed. But is the attraction he feels toward his rescuer gratitude, lust, or a deeper, abiding call to yield all that he is?
Luc -- the prestige of his power, wealth, and influence directs an empire scattered across the stars. His word shapes the foundations of business and his financial prowess is of mythic proportions. Yet beneath the myths beats the heart of a man who craves what he has never given and is certain he will always be denied -- steadfast, faithful love.
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Surrender Love
Not rebound, payback, loneliness, or the great sex, and far beyond love. This is surrender.
2010 EPIC Award Winner - Erotic SciFi Romance
Buy link:  http://www.loose-id.com/prod-Surrender__Love-887.aspx
Genre:  Erotic M/M Science Fiction Romance, GLBT, Multicultural, Interspecies, Action Adventure
ISBN: 978-1-59632-874-7
Heat Level:  R=graphic sex, plus extreme cuddling, tenderness, and the seduction of a virgin who knows exactly what he wants
Warnings:  male/male sex, explicit content, anal sex, violence (referenced, not portrayed)
Format:  eBook in multiple formats, including Kindle

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Tempting Tuesday - Blueberry Festival


I live in a small community in Mid-Michigan and every year during the third weekend in August we host the Montrose Blueberry Festival. (Yes, we do have many places to pick berries!) But for those who have never attended our festival, let me give you some temptations to zip into my town for a visit.

1. Blueberries… everything blueberries! Yummy! Pie eating contest! (Don't forget to have save room for the Pig Roast

2. Blueberry pancake breakfast on Sat & Sun. We serve 4,000 hungry folks. The sausages are the kids favorites. My family has been working the breakfast for years, so come to it and I’ll take a break to chat.

3. Medieval Village & Renaissance Faire. Montrose is Scottish for “mountain of roses”. In this hilly farming community, many wild roses grow around fields and in ditches.
Working with the knowledge of our Scottish heritage and members from the greater Renaissance Festival folk from the Shiabruck Medieval Village, we’ve put together an amazing village and faire. Stop by and meet my special friends, Gypsy and Hagrid. Gypsy made the original necklace Mike McAlister wears in my book "Lonely Soul".


4. The awesome parade. My boys have been in it every year! Oh... and don't forget the carnival. It’s a blast!

5. Farmers Market. The best food to put into your body is wholesome home grown! And yes... we do have some corn-fed, home-grown hunks as well.



6. Flea Market and craft show. I lose myself there every year; the boys have to lure me out with chocolate.

7. Classic Car Show and Vintage Snowmobile Swap Meet.

8. Mud Drag & Mud Bog for those who enjoy getting dirty.

9. Demolition Derby. A great way to take out aggression.

10. Live music and a karaoke contest. No way… you won’t hear me sing! We also have an awesome beer tent.

11. Firefighters Demonstrations.



12. MI Championship Wrestling.


13. Softball,5-mile road race,horseshoes, Tug-of-War Challenge and more time in the beer tent. Great opportunities to see some shirtless men!



Throughout the town and township, there are a ton of rummage sales offering wonderful treasures and parties galore! I hope many of you take a break from your busy schedule and visit. If I’m available, I’ll let you know where the best "goodies" are. Hugs!

Visit the Blueberry Website for more info.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Jeanne St. James ---- YOooouuuuuuuuu'''rrrrreee UP!

A: Today we're talking with Jeanne St. James -- one of my favorite go to people for help on the Internet and immenently organized Goddess!!! She happens to be a great erotic romance writer too with Loose Id -- my own publisher.

Hello, Jeanne. Glad I could finally hook up with you for this interview -- it's been a long time coming! Now, right into the questions.  What’s the kinkiest, sexiest thing you’ve ever done:

J: I’ve been tied up. I’ve been spanked. And some other fun stuff I can’t mention.

A: You naughty girl!!!! Sometime I'll have to catch up with you to find out more. You can change the names of the innocent and all ;>

Usually it follows that you're more open in your writing. Just how bad do you get with your writing, are we talking just suggestion or down right bondage?

J: I included some bondage in my latest release, my interracial ménage DOUBLE DARE. I wrote in some tying up, spanking, blindfolding, role-playing, and much more. It was a lot of fun. In fact, I love the publisher’s warning:

Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Anal play/intercourse, BDSM theme & content, male/male sexual practices, ménage (m/m/f).

A: I always love to read the warning labels--- you sometimes know more about what the books about than the blurb tells you. Yours says Scortching Romance - Watch Out. Your pants will be on fire.

What’s the best thing you’ve ever written—the best line?

J: I don’t know if this is the best but it’s one of my favorite little “bits” (between Logan and Quinn in DOUBLE DARE):

“What kind of sex do you like?” His voice sounded low and gruff to his own ears.

“The kind when I get to come.”

A:That's a killer line... Love it. I have all kinds of images of what those men look like and wowser I'm getting hot. To help me out here, if you could have any movie star take on a role as one of your heroes, who would it be?

J: I think I would have Tyson Beckford (the super model) play my Ty (an ex-pro football player) in Double Dare. I did model him after that handsome hunk.

A: I like Tyson!!! I think he's soo sexy.

For some, size counts… on average how loooooonnnnnggg do you like your (um, how do we put it delicately) manuscripts to be ;> ( in words silly, not inches) and how steamy?

J: I prefer them to be 55,000 to 65,000 words, BUT I really liked writing my m/m erotic novella, Rip Cord, which if I remember correctly is about 20,000 words.

A: What are the hardest scenes to write for you?

J: I don’t know, really. I never thought about it. It depends on the story. I know with Double Dare there is a phone sex/masturbation scene that took me forever to write. I just got “hung up” on it. LOL! But usually sex scenes are easy for me.

A: So I gotta know... writing all these sexy men, you must have a list of fantasies you would like to live out. How close in real life have you gotten to one of your fantasies?

J: Ummmmm. Yeah. I’ll pass on this question. But thanks for asking!

A: Oh, I really must corner you sometime to learn more but I'm running out of time. Better finish my last few questions: What would you want other writers and your readers to know about you?

J: That I’m a huge Steelers fan. I got married barefoot on the beach last October in St. Lucia, West Indies (to my man of 9 years). I’m an emergency dispatcher and my husband’s a Trooper. We are a real pair!

A: I'm in Colts territory here !!! My sister was a dispatcher/controll --- that's an emotioanlly taxing job.

Oh... I'm out of time. Okay, anything you would like to share with us, an excerpt, a tidbit, or anything else about yourself?

J: How about some reviews of my releases to whet your appetite…

For RIP CORD (m/m erotic novella) at Phaze:

From Seriously Reviewed:

"Well, I sat down to read and burned dinner! I couldn’t stop reading. The story is fast. Gil attends his high school reunion. And we all remember how enjoyable that is…not. But with a hot jock like Rip, at least he’ll have someone to stare at during dinner. But wait. This is hot gay erotic romance. So when boy sees hot football star, boy lusts for football star, and holy shit, the football star has game of his own. The sex was raw and brazen, the dialog refreshingly natural and the ending pleasantly simple and satisfying."

For BANGED UP (m/f erotic romance) at Liquid Silver Books:

5 diamonds at Got Erotic Romance!

"Banged Up is an action packed, erotic adventure that will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last page. The sexual tension starts building as soon as Mace and Colby lay eyes on one another, and their relationship just gets hotter and hotter until their passion explodes. The dialog is fast paced and evocative, leading their relationship along at a fast pace. There’s humor, drama, tragedy, and some really hot sex. This book has something for everyone and will keep you guessing about the ending right up to the last page. I couldn’t put it away and I plan to read it again. I definitely give this book 5 Heats and recommend you read it as soon as possible."



For DOUBLE DARE (m/m/f interracial ménage) at Loose Id:

You Gotta Read Reviews: Rating: “You Need to Read”

“This story was a wonderful read at times it pulls on your heartstrings while at others it lifts the reader up with the love that is shared between all the characters. Quinn is a strong woman who is tired of living a lie. She wants to be her own person, to be able to live and love the one she sees fit. As she struggles to understand her feelings for both Logan and Tyson she begins to loose her inhibitions and her heart. Logan and Tyson are a great pair of Alpha Males both understanding and willing to let the other lead when needed. Both men begin to fall in love with Quinn and are willing to let her into their world. The bond of love and trust that forms between the three is a great read. One only wishes that they had one person to share something like that with let alone two. Jeanne St. James writes a compelling story keeping the reader entertained from start to finish. With it’s great characters and hot scenes this book does not disappoint and should be on many a readers to be read lists."


If you'd like to learn more about Jeanne, you can visit her website at http://www.jeannestjames.com/

Friday, August 13, 2010

Flirty Friday – Quotes to make you go hmm…

Happy Flirty Friday!

I’m very excited today. It’s my birthday. I’m excited and plan on going to a movie with family and out to lunch. For my b-day I decided to but some books, movies and music. These are three of the things I enjoy doing. Reading, watching movies and/or listening to music. I sometimes do all three together.

I was sitting thinking of some quotes. I enjoy finding quotes or sayings. Below are a few sexy, moving and interesting quotes.

If I’m wearing really nice underwear, I feel sexy – even if nobody gets to see it. I’ve got no problem being sexy. I have no issues with my body. It’s a strong instrument of expression and if it can bring something to the role, I’ll do it. — Marem Hernandez

I would rather have had one breath of her hair, one kiss from her mouth, one touch of her hand, than eternity without it. One.
From the Movie ~ City of Angels

Nothing is sexier than a sense of humor and a zest for life. If I can connect with somebody who makes me laugh and gets my humor, too, that’s it. — Alexondra Lee

I also enjoy drinking tea and on my tea bags are some funny, true or weird sayings. Here are a few:

A dirty book gathers no dust.

Many a flare-up between man and wife is touched off by an old flame.

When pleasure interferes with business, give up business.


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Come and share your sexy quote or saying.

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Taige Crenshaw is a multi-published author with books available at Ellora's Cave Publishing, Liquid Silver Books, Loose Id, and Total-E-Bound. Taige has been enthralled with the written word from time she picked up her first book. It wasn’t long before she started to make up her own tales of romance. With novels set in today, in alternate dimensions, or in the future she writes with adventure, fun sassy heroine’s, and sexy hero’s. Always hard at work creating new and exciting places Taige can be found curled up with a hot novel with exciting characters when she is not creating her own. Join her in the fun, frolic, interesting people and far reaches of the world in her novels. You can find out more about Taige at her website: http://www.taigecrenshaw.com/ or blog: http://www.taigecrenshaw.com/blog.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

The 13 Worst Regency Titles Ever


I've read a lot of Jane Austen in my time. I've read plenty of Georgette Heyer and Clare Darcy too. But the market has changed -- and now all of us must pay!



An Indecent Proposition

The Duke’s Secret Infection

Inflamed

Three-Way At Bath

The Rake’s Enormous Unpaid Debts

My Lord What A Hangover

The Viscount’s Pointless Wager

Swollen With Unsuitable Passion

The Insufferable Virgin

Screams of Desire

The Upright Governess

Not Quite A Virgin

Burning For A Spitfire Bride

Carol Storm is the author of HIALEAH HEAT, an erotic thriller set in Miami, and HUNTED WITNESS, a romantic suspense set in the Florida Keys. Both are available at Phaze books, www.phaze.com. Visit Carol at her blog, THE STORM REPORT, www.carol63storm.blogspot.com or on Facebook!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Shoes, shoes, shoes...

"He slipped the high heeled sandal off her beautiful foot. Carefully holding it in one hand, he poured his scotch over her toes with the other. She squirmed with delight as he sucked the golden liquid off each digit."


Sigh. In my reality, shoes are small, dirty, smelly, and scattered all over the floor. On cleaning day, I took inspiration from the Asians. Asian cultures have removed their shoes before entering a home for thousands of years. Every family should have such a practice. Not only does it cut down on the amount of dirt in the house - which translates into sweeping and vacuuming,but it also helps prolong the life of your carpets and rugs. Leaving your shoes at the door will keep daily toxins and pesticides that linger on the soles of shoes from being left all over the home.



I have a cute but heavy braided rug by the front door for visitors and family members to leave their shoes. A rubber boot mat comes in handy during the winter months. I've even seen some people use a shoe tree by their door to collect and air out shoes. Personally, I love a little basket with a variety of slippers placed near the door. Guests are invited to wear the cozy footwear while their shoes remain in close to the door.

"He tugged the knit slipper off her slender foot. She soon felt the coolness of the peppermint cream as he gently massaged the tender spot under her heal. His fingers with all their exquisite talent sent her along waves of minty bliss." -ahhhh....

Which do you prefer... toe sucking or a full foot massage?

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Tasty Tuesday - Words of Chocolate Wisdom



When a girlfriend lets you know you have chocolate on your mouth, you've been blessed with two pleasures - her company and some really good chocolate!



Good friends and good chocolate are two of life's sweetest gifts.

A few things to cherish: a trusted girlfriend, a good book, and a secret stash of chocolate.



Chocolate is like that little black dress...it's good for all sorts of occasions.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

SINful Saturday---Get your Goddess on!

I read a wonderful book awhile ago that I think should be required reading for all women: Mama Gena's School of Womanly Arts: Using the Power of Pleasure to Have Your Way with the World  by Regena Thomashauer, otherwise known as, you guessed it, “Mama Gena.”

 

Mama Gena teaches a philosophy for women—whom she loving terms “Sister Goddesses”—of using “the power of pleasure” to obtain happiness and fulfillment. By indulging in sensuality, pleasure, and joy, we radiate true satisfaction that seduces all those around us, and can actually help us reach our goals.

 

With such topics as befriending your inner bitch, flirting (in a way that makes your day, not just his), owning your unique beauty and sexuality, Mama Gena shows women it’s okay to have fun and put bliss first. In fact, put bliss first, and everything naturally falls in to place.

 

Here’s an example of Mama Gena philosophy, about the art of flirting:

 

"It’s something that is in a woman’s DNA. We were born to flirt.

You know how it is. You’re at a supermarket and you’re standing in line behind a woman who has a nine-month-old baby girl in her shopping cart. That little girl catches your eye and suddenly you’re going, “Goo, goo, goo, goo . . . you’re so cute, little sweetie.” And you’re captivated; you’re entranced. You don’t even care about your groceries—all you want to do is make that little girl smile. There’s no reason behind it, there’s no goal. It’s just such a pleasure.

Women are fantastic. They’ll flirt with dogs, you know? You see something fluffy on a leash and you go, “Oh my God, how adorable. What kind of dog is that?” And there you are, flirting with the doggy. We’ll flirt with babies. We’ll flirt with men. We’ll flirt with our girlfriends. You’re at a party and you see a girlfriend and you go, “You look so hot,” and she’ll go, “Oh, no no, you look so hot,” and you say “No, no, YOU . . .” Suddenly, what’s happening? You’re having fun. You’re cutting loose all this joy, all this enthusiasm, and it’s such a great pleasure.

Most women are taught to flirt in a way that’s really not flirtation. We’re taught: You go to a bar and you smile at a guy because you’re hoping that he’s going to buy you a drink or that he’ll take you out on a date or he’ll marry you someday. And that’s not the point. That’s really not the point.

The point of flirting is this—and actually this is the recipe for a perfect flirtation—it’s simply enjoying yourself in the presence of another person. And that’s a choice, you know? You don’t always have to choose to enjoy yourself in the presence of another person. But when you do, it’s a way of taking care of the world. It’s actually a spiritual practice.

If I go into my corner deli and I decide, “You know what? I’m gonna flirt with all these guys.” And I say, “Hey guys. Good morning! You make the best coffee on 88th Street.” Suddenly, everybody’s having fun. They think, “Ah, wow, who is this breath of fresh air and springtime that just rolled into our deli?” And everyone is awakened to the privilege of this day. That’s the power that a woman has when she is enjoying herself in the presence of others.

And incredible things do happen. Sometimes you do get a free coffee. Sometimes you don’t. But the miracle is the delicious feeling that your delicious feelings inspire in other people. There’s no goal except your good time. And I promise you this: If you flirt your way through that deli in the morning, you are setting up your day to be a lot more fun and a lot more filled with joy and adventure than if you make the decision not to flirt. So, it’s your decision. It’s your day, it’s your life, your choice. Now go out there and flirt!"

 

Isn’t Mama Gena a national treasure? I think so! So come on, SINfully indulge in yourself, and see what magic happens!

 

Mama Gena’s Site: http://www.mamagenas.com/home/index.php

 

Friday, August 6, 2010

Flirty Friday- A Li'l Slice of Heaven

The Joys of Whipped Toppings

The erotic visions of creamy white, fluffy whipped topping perfectly placed on your lover's body bring tantalizing thoughts of a night filled with love making, adventure and pleasure to mind.

Whether plain, topped with chocolate sauce or fruit- the idea of having you lover lick, suck and tease you with this dessert topping brings tingles to your abdomen.

Imagine the white edible cloud settled onto your belly as your lover lowers his or her head down to gently fondle the appetizing delicacy. They swirl their tongue tasting. Delighting in the eroticism. Savoring each lick.

If you've never done this- you really should. It brings such a passion to your life. It opens up doors and sexual feelings you may never knew existed in your psyche. It relaxes your mind and opens new venues that every woman (or man) should experience in their life.

So the next time you're in the grocery store- buy a container. Experiment. Play. But most of enjoy.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Thursday Thirteen - 13 Ways to Feel Sexy



Busy schedules and unsuccessful diets are the primary reasons many of us don’t feel sexy. Who can feel sexy when they feel tired and frumpy? Women are beautiful creatures; we just need to remind ourselves of it periodically. Now put the chocolate away (well, maybe not) for this one and take notes.

1. Do your make up and/or hair. Have you ever noticed how good you feel after a visit to the beauty shop or when you get all dressed up? You can capture that same feeling by paying a bit of attention to your self for a simply dinner at home.

2. Visit a spa, take a long bath, or give yourself a facial. Take a break to enjoy your own skin. Touch it, caress it… then let your honey touch it and caress it.

3. Work out. Go to a gym, join Curves, or just get a couple of girlfriends to walk with daily. The effort not only makes you healthy (may or may not lose weight), but you’ll notice little things about yourself that make you feel sexy. Sometimes, just actually working out fires you up.

4. Wear sexy clothing. I don’t me movie star red carpet stuff or even hooker style. A nice tight silk t-shirt that feels good when you wear it. Or an old worn pair of jeans that really flatter your assets. Look in your closet, take a close look at your favorites and think about how you feel when you wear them. If they all make you want to take a nap… go shopping.


5. Find a material that makes you feel good. I don’t mean flannel because it makes you cozy; I’m talking about silk or cotton and how it feels against your skin. When you find yourself feeling sexy in a particular fabric, purchase more items made with it. Instead of your old blend button down shirts, try an inexpensive machine washable silk blouse. It will go with everything from jeans to a pair of dress pants.


6. Wear lingerie that flatters you. Don’t buy something and wear it because it looks good on the mannequin or honey’s eyes bug out. Wear it because it feels good and looks good on you.

7. Don’t worry about your appearance. Everyone has flaws; just no one else cares about them as much as you do. So what that you have a scar from a surgery or a little pouch from having kids.

8. Plan at least one sensual experience a week for you love. Planning a sensual escapade can be very arousing. Add a little teasing in there to build confidence.

9. Take a shower together. Hmmm… water, wet, skin, slippery… oh, ah…

10. Dance seductively with your partner. Turn on the music just for the two of you. Have fun and do some dirty dancing.

11. Try being the dominant one in the next love-making session. Being in control can be a rush and very sexy.

12. Accept compliments regarding you looks and abilities. This can be a simple lesson in building confidence; and confidence is very sexy.

13. Allow yourself to feel sexy. Take time to reconnect with yourself. Try to find things that work for you, that make you feel good about you and sexy… and then do them.


What makes you feel sexy?

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Pussy Research -- er, I mean Cat Facts #2

I did a blog a few weeks ago about cats, and had several emails asking where I'd found the details I'd shared. After much urging (and okay okay, arm twisting, sheesh) I've decided to share the site.

I'm also sharing a few pics I've gleaned from morguefile.com a cool spot on the web for public domain pictures. It's where I find many photos for the trailers I make for my books, and for an upcoming online journal for two of my characters.
http://maxellah.tripod.com/catfacts.htm  

Cat Facts
• A cat's tongue consists of small "hooks" or barbs which come in handy when tearing up food.


• Americans spend more annually on cat food than on baby food.

• In 1987 cats overtook dogs as the number one pet in America.

• A group of kittens is called a kindle; adult cats form a clowder. (archaic terms now)

• The catgut formerly used as strings in tennis rackets and musical instruments did not come from cats. Catgut actually comes from sheep, hogs, and horses.

• Black cat superstitions are as American as apple pie. In Asia and England, black cats are considered lucky.
• Cats have five toes on each front paw, but only four toes on each back paw.

• Cats have true fur, in that they have both an undercoat and an outer coat.

• When a domestic cat goes after mice, about one pounce in three results in a catch.

• The cheetah is the only cat in the world that can't retract its claws.

• In cats, the calico and tortiseshell coats are sex-linked traits. All cats displaying these coats are female... or occasionally sterile males.

• Neutering a cat extends its life span by two or three years.

• Cats must have fat in their diet because they can't produce it on their own.

Imagine having to have fat in your diet. *sigh* No more lowfat everything... would that be great or what? It's no wonder cats spend so much of their time sleeping. They're stuffed! =^_^=
 
 
EXCERPT
 
Here's a tiny peek at a scene from Surrender Love, which features a feline-humanoid hero, Izzorah "Rah" Ceeow, and his human-looking immortal lover, Luc Saint-Cyr. (FYI - kosset is a love term in Luc's native language and means "ultimate treasure."
 
The scene begins the morning after Luc and Rah's first night together. Rah is a submissive yet assertive younger lover for whom Luc is falling head over heels.
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Luc dipped a razor under the faucet and grinned at his reflection. You’ve still got it, old man. He’d made love to Izzorah all night, taking his own pleasure only twice. Seeing his kosset writhe and moan had been worth the wait. Tonight is another story. Tonight I take him beyond oral sex and hand play. He whistled while he finished his morning shave, and then bent to splash his face with water. He grabbed a towel to dry himself.


Izzorah appeared behind him in the reflection, knuckling his eyes.

“Good morning, love.” Luc turned. “Did I wake you?”

He shook his head, yawning, and stretched, arms over his head. “Ow.” He winced and rubbed his left arm.

“Let me see.” Luc took his arm in both hands. The evidence of his injury was now no more than a pink line. He released him. “You’re almost healed.”

“See?” Izzorah flexed his arm. “I’m a little tender. I won’t need two months off. I’m almost good as new.”

“You think so now, but wait till you start drumming again. The nanobots your doctor gave you do a good job healing muscle, but your body has to put all the nerve endings back and reteach itself how to work. It takes longer than you think. The fine movements and motor skills take time to relearn.”

“Oh.” Izzorah stared at his arm for a moment, shrugged, and gave Luc a smile bright as the morning sunshine coming through the windows. “If you say so.”

He slid a finger down Izzorah’s nose. “Trust me.”

The Kin wrapped his arms around Luc’s waist, head back to look up at him. “I do.”

“Good.” He kissed his lover and stroked the fingers of both hands down Izzorah’s face. “I have plans for you tonight.”

A dark blush stole across his cheeks, cat's ears forward. “You do?”

“Oh, yes.” Luc curled a knuckle beneath Izzorah’s chin, smiling. “You’re such a pleasure to teach. I can’t wait to get you alone. After dinner, the two of us are going to spend time exploring one another’s fantasies.”

“Uh --” His cheeks turned a deeper peach. “You mean…talking about sex? Like you made me do last night?”

He broke into a chuckle. “Was it that painful?”

“Uh…” He wrinkled his nose. “I spent my whole life hiding. It’s hard to start talking now. Sex was a forbidden subject.”

He raised one brow. “Correct me if I’m wrong, Izzorah, but isn’t one of the ‘traditional’ greetings between Kin, ‘How’s sex been lately?’”

He covered his fangs as he laughed. “Yes. But that’s male-female sex. Not the kind I wanted to talk about.”

“Ah!” Luc kissed him on the forehead. “Don’t worry, you’ll get used to it.” He slid both hands into Izzorah’s hair, holding him while they kissed. As it ended, Luc set a soft kiss on each eyelid and cheek.

“I love kissing with you.” Izzorah rubbed his face against Luc’s hand. “You do it so perfect.”

“Thank you.” He kissed him on the nose. “We’ll practice more tonight.”

Izzorah leaned his cheek against Luc’s hand like a cat begging to be petted. “Good.”

He tugged on the Kin’s right ear. “Rule number one. Never rush through a kiss to get to the ‘good part.’ It’s all good. Two, use your passion for enjoyment and not to dominate your lover. Well” -- he shrugged -- “unless both agree. Being dominated can be good.”

Izzorah shivered.

“Are you cold?” Luc wrapped his arms around Izzorah and cuddled him against his chest.

“I love your voice. It reaches right down inside me. When you talk, it makes me all shivery.”

Luc frowned, mouth set against the top of Izzorah’s head. “Really?”

He nodded, tilted back his head, and looked up. “I think I’d like being dominated by you.”

A dark smile swept over him. “Mmm, kosset. I can work with that.”

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Izzorah -- A little feral, a little innocent, all male. Fleeing a world that denies him basic rights, forced into a society blind to his needs, his music keeps him alive. When a freak accident throws him into the care of the most powerful man in the empire, the attention he receives is beyond anything he'd ever dreamed. But is the attraction he feels toward his rescuer gratitude, lust, or a deeper, abiding call to yield all that he is?


Luc -- the prestige of his power, wealth, and influence directs an empire scattered across the stars. His word shapes the foundations of business and his financial prowess is of mythic proportions. Yet beneath the myths beats the heart of a man who craves what he has never given and is certain he will always be denied -- steadfast, faithful love.

Surrender Love

Not rebound, payback, loneliness, or the great sex, and far beyond love. This is surrender.

2010 EPIC Award Winner - Erotic SciFi Romance

Buy link: http://www.loose-id.com/prod-Surrender__Love-887.aspx

Genre: Erotic M/M Science Fiction Romance, GLBT, Multicultural, Interspecies, Action Adventure

ISBN: 978-1-59632-874-7

Heat Level: R=graphic sex, plus extreme cuddling, tenderness, and the seduction of a virgin who knows exactly what he wants.
Warnings: male/male sex, explicit content, anal sex, violence (referenced, not portrayed)
Format: eBook in multiple formats, including Kindle
Surrender Love © copyright 2010 Kayelle Allen
Pick up this book at Loose Id and prepare to surrender your heart.
Sequels Surrender Trust and Surrender Will in progress