Friday, September 18, 2020

Morning Happiness

With it being 39 degrees outside this morning, I chose to do my yoga inside. I love being outside, it's good for my body, spirit and mind. I set up near my sliding glass door so I could at least see the outdoors. 

I sat cross legged on my mat, focused on my meditative breathing with my eyes closed. A flicker of light tickled me behind my eyelids. I lifted my lashes and saw the sun was reaching out to me. 
I smiled and basked in happiness. 

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Thursday 13 - Lines from Handcuffs & Silk

I was lucky enough to be one of the first authors to write in the 1 Night Stand series for Decadent Publishing. I've written several since but Handcuffs & Silk was my first. I had fun writing the story. A high school class mate of mine & hubby's was a Las Vegas Detective at the time I worked on the book. He loved being my go-to-guy with my "police stuff" questions. The book is dedicated to Keith and his lovely wife, Hilda.

Stephanie "Stiff" Johnson, is a tough Las Vegas cop who many men find too intimidating to date. Steph begins to wonder if something is wrong with her so she turns to Madame Eve to find a man who could be the yin to her yang, even if it's just for one night.

Hunter Morgan left behind years of living as a sub to a female Domme in New York. Upon return to his hometown, he questions whether he wants to continue with the "lifestyle" or find something different. Turning to 1 Night Stand, he hopes to sample his options.

A simple one-night stand opens a whole new sensuous world to both.

I've listed my personal favorite lines from Handcuffs & Silk

1. Being a Las Vegas cop, Steph recognized the evil lurking in the shadows of the beautiful city, also known as Sin City.

2. Rubbing the smooth part of his neck where a collar had rested for over a year, he remembered the day Ericka removed the soft, blue, leather strap with her initials stamped on it.

3. Miss Stephanie Johnson is a lovely lady with the type of personality I’m sure you will find to your liking, and perfectly capable of fulfilling your current desires.

4. “Grow up, Hunter. Drop this damn beta act and be the alpha you were born to be.”

5. Nicely curved hips accented by shiny, black leather hot pants, high-heeled, thigh-high boots laced up her long legs, and a small leather bag hung on a silver chain snug against her hip.

6. Her mouth watered at the sight of his muscular chest peeking from the opening of a black Armani shirt with the sleeves rolled past his elbows, and one hand rested on his thigh while the other held a rose.

7. Stepping tighter between her legs, he grasped Steph around her nape with one hand and pulled her to him for a hard kiss.

8. Sex appeal coupled with willingness to satisfy equaled a very appealing combination in a one-night stand.

9. The room filled with heat, yet the only sounds were their breathing, the creak of the bed, and the rasp of her boots as they brushed against his legs.

10. She opened the drawer and found a couple of black silk scarves.

11. With a wicked grin, she paused to pick up the glass with the key resting under the melting ice cubes.

12. I win.” His deep voice wrapped seductively around her entire body.

13. “You have the right to remain silent.” She clamped a handcuff roughly onto a wrist and raised both arms over his head to hook around the headboard rails then attached the remaining cuff to his free wrist. “Anything you say can and will be used against you for my pleasure.” (Yeah, I know it's more than one line, but it's my all time favorite in the entire book!)

I hope you enjoyed the little snippets.

Do you have a favorite book or line from a book that sticks with you?

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Sexy Tea for Fall

 Flavors of fall are starting to arrive but let's not talk about pumpkin spice. Let's talk about something a little more sexy. Sit on my porch for spell and enjoy some Red Roobios.

Red Roobios (pronounced ROY-boss) herbal tea is made from a South African broom-like grass. It has a beautiful, sensual golden red color with a drool-worthy flavor. Hubby brings me tea from all over the world on his travels and red roobios is often one of the ingredients. I love the woody, earthy taste with hints of vanilla and cinnamon. Red Roobios is often paired with spices and dried fruit.

My gal pal, Nicole, introduced me to a new tea today and it's become one of my favs!

Good Earth Sweet & Spicy herbal tea is a all natural with the warm flavors of cinnamon and orange. The one I tried is the true herbal blend with no caffeine, there is another made with black tea. You can drink the herbal blend like black tea by making it stronger (darker) and adding milk, cream or sugar. A great substitute if you're cutting back on coffee.

This tea can be enjoyed hot or cold, but I think it's perfect for fall served warm. The color matches changing leaves, pumpkin pie, apples and squash. I plan to enjoy a cup while curled under a wool blanket on my porch with my honey.

Besides being delish... Red Roobios has some wonderful health benefits.

Monday, September 14, 2020

Story Behind The Story - Crow Magic

Living in the woods, I have several feeding stations for the wildlife. Families of critters often become regulars. I've had the privalige of watching a family of crows. They are very intelligent and when they watch me, I often wonder if there is more than what I see and my imagine takes over....

One day, I sat on my porch with a cup of tea watching the critters. A crow flew up to me and morphed into a drop-dead sexy man with obsidian eyes, long black hair and tanned skin covering delicious muscles asked me to tell his story. I couldn’t refuse. A story filled with spirituality, sexual awakening and love. A story of a man falling into darkness and finding a woman who surrounds him with light.

The intelligent gaze, silken feathers and the mystical legends of crows led my imagination to create the hero in Crow Magic. Tecumseh "Seth" Crowe, is a Shawnee shaman who guides people out of the spiritual darkness of their lives, but at a cost on his own stability. He is naturally charming but from his demanding “work”, his family fears he’s on a path of becoming bad-tempered and destructive. His mother and brother convince him to use Madame Eve and her 1 Night Stand service to find a special woman before it's too late and he's lost into the darkness forever.

Crow Magic, 1st book in the Legend of the Spirit Series

The belief is that the two are meant to be mated: a legend that toes nicely with the story and with the sociology of actual crows, and the path to this awakening for Lucy and claiming the mate for Tecumseh is both spiritual and sexual: both with their own levels of beauty and intrigue that is carefully described and defined. - Gaele, Book Reviewer, Editor, Author

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Orgasms and the Egg McMuffin

Now who would have thought that something as simple as food could increase or decrease the benefits of sex?

Egg McMuffin: A bacon and egg McMuffin may seem like a very unhealthy meal choice, but for sex this food combination is very beneficial. It contains zinc which helps keep the woman lubricated and the ingredient that the man needs to produce semen. It also contains a B vitamin that helps trigger explosive sneezes and orgasms.

Well, I'll be damned.

(Text messages between author and her hubby.)
Me: Have you left the store yet?
Flyboy: Just got in the truck. Sitting in the parking lot. 
Me: Good
Flyboy: Did you forget something? Need me to go back?
Me: I need you to stop at McD's and pick up a couple Egg McMuffins. They serve breakfast all day.
Flyboy: ????????
Me: Just do it. 
Flyboy: Okaaaayyy ????
Me: I'll explain when you get home. Trust me... you'll like it. *wink, wink*
Flyboy: Are you working on your blog again? And just two muffins?
Me: Yes and Yes. I don't want to get fat.
Flyboy: *thumbs up* I know a way to work off those extra calories. *winky face*
Me: *kissey face*
Son #1: I'm at work and you're not very subtle. *gagging face*
Son #2: Ewwwwww
Son #3: Ah... this is the family group chat if you didn't notice. But...get 2 McMuffins for me and I'll pretend this text never happened.
Me: No McMuffins for you! You're too young.

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Shower Scene From Eagle Dance

 In today’s hectic life with busy schedules, it’s hard to find time for each other. Grab the moments when you can. Add a little romance to your life by taking a sensual shower with your honey. (I suggest finding a shower gel or soap you both enjoy and saving it for such an occasion.)

 The hero and his lady take the opportunity for a shower together. This is the first time they see each other completely naked.

Please enjoy this shower scene from Eagle Dance.


“Damn!” His jaw dropped. She stood gloriously naked, water dripping from her hair into her face. Blonde strands plastered the skin of her shoulders above high breasts. The areolas were like large cherries begging to be plucked, and he had every intention of exploring each inch of her toned belly to the neatly trimmed fair hair at the junction of her thighs. He wanted her long, lean legs wrapped around his waist while she rode him into tomorrow. Blood drained from his brain and rushed to his cock again, and the need to taste and touch her everywhere forced his feet to move.

“Holy shit.” Her eyes grew wide as she gawked at his naked body. Stepping back, she let him slide under the water. 

“Is something wrong?” Pleased with his effect on her, he smirked and placed his hands on his hips.

“I wondered what you looked like under all those clothes, but didn’t expect perfection. Wowza.”

 He kept his body in peak physical form and secretly coveted her admiration. Moving her soapy hands over his body, she used the slipperiness to her advantage, setting him on fire. He reached out to pull her close for a kiss, but she moved back to skim over his shoulders, massage his neck then up and down his arms. She splayed her long fingers on his chest and across his abs and ribcage.

Even in the military, he’d never been so thoroughly inspected. His beauty knelt and massaged his thighs and calves. She soaped along his hips then cupped his balls and palmed his hard cock. Intense bliss suffused all parts of his body, especially the one in her grasp. Glancing down, he admired the scattering of freckles over her creamy skin. He almost fell out of the tub at the sight of the smooth curve of her backside. Amanda must have noticed her effect on him because she giggled softly. Continuing to stroke and pet him while she rose, she licked water off his belly and chest.

“You are too good to be real. You can’t be human.”With tiny kisses, she sucked droplets off his chin.

 “I am.” Tempted to say more, he only chuckled. “Mostly.”

 “I could have wild monkey sex with you all night.” she whispered against his lips and continued to stroke his cock.

 Ikwe, that can be arranged, but I’d like to slow things down.” Closing his eyes, he focused on her touch.


Dyami Schafer, a Native American from the Chippewa tribe, leads a lonely life due to his large size and unusual appearance. When his nesting instinct sets in, he turns to Madame Eve and 1Night Stand to help him find his spirit mate. Or at least a woman who accepts him as an eagle shifter.

 Amanda Collins never stopped loving the Chippewa boy she knew from her childhood. Maybe a night with a Native American man will help her forget the past and let her move on with her life.


Sometimes, it’s necessary to take a step into the past before dancing into the future. With the help of Madame Eve, will the Spirit of the Eagle carry Dyami and Amanda?







Saturday, September 12, 2020


I was asked what my favorite season is. Hmmm...I live in Michigan where we have seasonal changes plus some. We have a saying, "If you don't like the weather, wait a few minutes and it will change." On spring, I was at a son's track meet on a Tuesday and it was snowing. But on the Thursday track meet we wide t-shirts and got sunburned. 

The say the Great Lakes are to blame.
Nevertheless I appreciate the changes of the seasons. Perhaps this change now. Cool nights for cuddling. Days warm enough for light clothing. Sounds of Canada Geese flying overhead. No bugs! 
Funny...I'm sitting on my deck before doing yoga to write this post and I just looked up. There is a dozen turkeys under the feeding station a few yards from me. Big momma is watching me. I guess yoga will have to wait.

Have a great day and find a moment to truly appreciate it. Look around, you might be surprised at what you see.

What is your favorite season?

Friday, September 11, 2020

Friday Food Romance

So you're planing a sexy dinner with your honey.  
Candles? Check
Playlist? Check
]Sexy lingerie? Check
 Hooker heels? Check
You have desert covered, let's focus on food and wine.

Have you ever eaten a meal where the wine and food were so good that you could not forget about it? Then, did you later have that same wine with a different dish or the same dish with a different wine only to be disappointed?

Count yourself fortunate to have experienced the perfect marriage of wine and food. When the wine balances with the food in flavor, texture and taste, both food and wine enhance each other.

These are a few hints to help make food and wine pairing simple. But remember that if you like a certain wine with a particular food that is all that matters.

1. Use the same wine in the recipe as you will be serving with the meal.

2. Mask salty dishes with slightly sweet wines.

3. Serve cool, sweet, low alcohol wines with hot, spicy foods. Higher alcohol accentuates heat.

4. Balance acidic foods with sweet wines or round, dry, low acid wines.

5. Combine sweet wines with desserts. Make sure the wine is always sweeter than the dessert.

Combos for Beef

Beef roast, steak, hamburgers
Classic Red
Classic Blush
Cabernet Sauvignon

Wild mushroom sauce
Cabernet Sauvignon

Red wine sauces, stew, short ribs, beef stroganoff
Cabernet Sauvignon

Stir fry, chili
Pinot Noir
Classic Red

Brisket, meatloaf
Classic Red

Beef Wellington
Classic Blush

Beef Bourguignon
Cabernet Sauvignon

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

#Thursday13 - Rewards of Romance

 We all know romance is an important element in a relationship.

"Real-life romance is something I encourage you to engage in every day. Just give it a try. Many times it's all about the little things and just going with your heart. Trust that your desire to create romance is enough to get things started, and give it your own spin." - Barton Goldsmith Ph. D, Emotional Fitness

Just letting her know you think she's wonderful can become a romantic moment.

Here are some key rewards of being romantic.

1. Adds spice, sparkle and zest to our lives

2. Hugs, kisses, caressing

3. Makes us feel sexy and attractive

4. Helps love grow

5. Helps a couple feel closer

6. Provides intimacy

7. Keeps things fresh

8. Makes daily routines bearable

9. Brings fun and joy into a relationship

10. Provides an atmosphere of mutual support

11. Let’s a couple hear the little things that are important

12. Makes us feel special and valued

13. Reminds us how lucky we are to be sharing life and love together


Many people don't try to do anything romantic because they simply don't know how. 

Super hint: There are NO Secrets to romance. Most of the time, people are doing romantic gestures without even realizing. After all, anyone who has read a romance book or watch a romantic movie have a general idea about romance. Grand gestures are needed and simple things are appreciated. For example, a daisy freshly picked from a field is just as romantic as a dozen long-stemmed roses. 

My favorite romantic gesture is when my honey reaches out to hold my hand. 

It tickles me pink when I see Mom and Dad holding hands.

Check out more Thursday 13 posts from some of my amazing friends HERE

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

No Crazy Cat Lady Here

 I never thought a cat would be a part of my family. My sister usually has at least 5 cats at any given time. She fosters momma cats with kittens and has kept a few over the years. Don't get me wrong, I appreciate cats but I'm more of a big dog person.

Momma cat when she first came to us.

Six years ago, we allowed son #3 to foster a momma cat and kitten. The kitten was adopted and nobody wanted poor Mom. She and her boy fell in love so she joined our pack.

Mona and the dogs became fur sisters. She often acts like a dog as she waits by the door to be let outside and "barks" at squirrels.

He insists he hates cats. Yeah, right. We can tell.

Usually Maggie joins me for morning yoga but today Mona participated. 

Mona waits patiently for treats.

Studies show cats can benefit your health.

* Relieve stress

*Reduce rodents in your home

* Help you recover from trauma 

* Help you stay in shape - they love routines filled with activity

All in all, we've enjoyed having Mona as a member of our family. 

I've read several books featuring the main characters rescuing a dog or cat. Love it!!! I must say, it's been enjoyable reading Pippa Grant's romantic comedies featuring lovable critters. (Dogs, raccoon, hedgehog, foul-mouthed parrot, monkey, cats and I probably forgot some.)

Have you ever had a pet you didn't expect and ended up enjoying more than you thought?

Do you have a favorite book featuring a unique cat or memorable animal?