Friday, February 26, 2010

Erotic Love in the Springtime

Welcome to another stop on the Romance Writers Behaving Badly Blog Tour.

You should have entered from Keta Diablo's blog. I hope you had fun and are ready for more!

I'm stuck in Michigan with nothing but "white stuff" around me so it's hard to think of Springtime. However, every March is when I look forward to flowers and gardens. So for this blog tour post I thought about gardens, grabbed a clean sheet of paper, and started up my dirty mind.

How to have a indoor garden party for two.

1. Stop at a store and pick up several bouquets of flowers and place them into smaller vases around the house. Decorate the house with silk and/or grapevines; drape them around door frames, windows, lamps, etc. This will give the appearance of a garden.

2. Light floral fragrances - incense or candles to increase the garden fragrance. Open a window for a bit of fresh air or a soft breeze.

3. Place a tray of strawberries, cut kiwi, pineapple, any kind of fresh fruit along with a small bowl of chocolate sauce for dipping. Make sure to include a soft paint brush as well to use the chocolate sauce for body paint.

4. Pop in one of those nature CD's into the stereo. Something with soft jazz and birds. (Target has a nice selection.) For a night time interlude, I suggest a CD of soft rain. However, there are some really nice CD's of music with thunderstorms and music with night animals (wolves for those into werewolves.)


5. Have a couple of silk scarves handy & a blindfold. Be prepared to play a fun little game. Take turns blindfolding & tying each other up, and caress the skin with the fruit & chocolate. Because of the fragrances, senses are on high and everything is much more sensual and seductive. Even the most ordinary of things such as a flower, becomes erotic against the skin.

6. Leave trails of flower petals to a romantic surprise. Sprinkle your bed with flower petals. Save three whole flowers just for you.
7. Lay on the bed, wearing only the three flowers.

Earlier in the day, you slipped a chocolate key (you found at candy store or online) into his lunch, brief case, or where ever he will find it. The key has an invitation attached. The invitation is "to come into my garden". The key is "to unlock your gate". For some extra fun, place another chocolate key upon "your garden" but your honey has to eat that one.

When your honey comes home you will be waiting... with flowers on.

Have fun!!!!

Your tour is not done yet! If you make a comment on this post you have a chance of winning a signed print copy of one of the books from the Soul Series.

Grab a quick glass of wine or cup of coffee then zip over to a fellow Michigan romance writer who is rumored to be behaving badly these days!
Check out Raven Bower's blog.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Thursday Thirteen - 13 Reasons to visit Romance Writers Behaving Badly


Romance Writers Behaving Badly is an awesome new blog that consists of a group of romance writers who... well... behave badly. You really must check them out.

Why?

1. Hey... they're behaving badly.

2. Incredibly amazing writers.

3. Sexy book covers.

4. Sensual tips.


5. Sexy fetishes that makes you want to behave badly.

6. Wicked, misbehaving heroes.

7. Hot... I mean HAWT characters.

8. The authors would rather leave the laundry and have some fun.

9. Yummy eye candy to nibble on.

10. Win prizes during the blog tour.

11. Excerpts with teasing touches and sensual scenes.



12. Sinful Saturday... sounds like fun!

13. Cuz I said so!

SEE YA THERE!

Humpday Help - What to read



Do you ever have time to yourself but don't know what to do?

I say, "Grab a cup of tea or glass of wine. Maybe a bit of chocolate. Curl up with a good book!"

If you're not sure what to read then check out the new blog a bunch of amazing romance writers put together. Stop by Romance Writers Behaving Badly. Check out the new releases!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

GRAND OPENING BASH - ALL WEEK LONG




Romance Writers Behaving Badly will begin celebrating the birth of our new blog Feb. 20th. All week long, you'll get the chance to meet the authors, pick up some sexy tips, have some sensual laughs, nibble on some tasty eye candy and pick up some prizes during the blog tour! Whoever comments on everyone's blog including the RWBB blog is eligible for the prizes.

Relax and have some fun with a bunch of romance writers behaving badly.










Come & Celebrate with us
!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Thursday Thirteen - 13 Ways to Improve your Amount of Sensual Time



Not long ago a poll asked "How often do you think a typical couple should have sex?" The most given answer was 3 times a week, with everyday not very far behind. How does this compare to you and your significant other? Are you falling off the chair laughing because you can't remember if the two of you even kissed today? If you feel you'd like to improve the amount of sensual time you spend with your partner here are a few ideas to help you!

1. Make it a point to go to bed at least an hour to a half-hour before you normally do.

2. If you're a morning person, try getting up an hour to half-hour earlier.

3. On days you have an hour or so lunch or mid-day break, meet each other at home for a fun quickie!

4. When you or your partner comes home, don't speak to them. Just grab their hand, drag them to the bedroom (or stay where you are) and make love.

5. Take showers together. (Lock the door if you have kids.)

6. Order out for dinner and make love before your food arrives.

7. While your children are taking a nap or engrossed watching a movie, steal your partner away and make love.

8. Present your partner with a coupon book good for various sexual acts like: one hour of pure pleasure, oral sex like you've never had before, one fantasy come true, etc. Use your imagination, as well as try to pick things you know you're partner would like. It's amazing how we find time for coupons!

9. Hire a housekeeper to free up "needless" time.

10. Send the kids to the grandparents for a weekend or at least over night once or twice a month.

11. Take a "sick" day from work and spend the day recovering together!

12. Make a date for dinner then after dinner sneak off to a hotel for a few hours.

13. Whenever you're alone together... make love!

How do you find time in a busy life to make love?

Humpday Help - Laundry


Does anybody else need help with their laundry? Today's tip: always remember to spot treat those stains before washing.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

A writer pal of mine has a new release today. Check it out. Trust me... this is hawt!

‘Cheyenne’ is every man’s fantasy—over the phone. Playing the popular fantasy mate, Cynthia Stewart seduces callers nightly, despite swearing off men in real life. Cynthia’s heart and libido are simply on the shelf. Separated and struggling to reclaim her career, all this talk about fantasies has little effect on her.
Until Cynthia meets a man who wants to know hers. All of them. Opening up her private thoughts is a big step for Cynthia. Yet she can’t resist the man who describes himself like the perfect tall, dark, handsome stranger. And his calls slowly push her personal and sexual boundaries open. But Cynthia starts to wonders if this is someone she can truly trust. Because she has been giving him the blue print to seduce her for real...

EXCERPT

Getting into character Cynthia answered breathily, “Hello, this is Cheyenne.”

“Cheyenne,” the voice drew out the word as though savoring the sound. “That is such a pretty name.” The deep masculine tones were authoritative. “But, I would rather know your real name. I am sure it’s even better.”

This man wasn’t a fool. Unlike most men, he knew she gave him a stage name. Rather than denying the truth, she said smoothly, “How about you call me Cheyenne?”

“My name is Mark, Cheyenne. I am six-foot-two, well-built. Dark eyes and dark hair. Living and working in the downtown core.”

This call was really shaping up to be different. Usually they only wanted to hear about her looks. He actually wanted to participate, to be let in on the fun.

“Sounds yummy. I am a strawberry blonde with very long hair. Blue eyes, five-foot-five, curvy and tanned.” And I wear a bunny tail, too. She smirked to herself.

He chuckled. “That sounds like a playboy spread. I have a little more sophisticated taste. What would I have to do to get a real description?”

Her heart started to race. She got a glimpse of herself in the mirror. Yup, there wasn’t much of a bounce to this plain bunny.

“Okay, maybe you’ll give me a different description when you get to know me better. I would like us to know each other very well.”

In spite of herself Cynthia felt intrigued. She purred, “I would like to learn all about you Mark, like what turns you on.”

“Cheyenne, I would really love you to tell me what turns you on. I don’t want to hear just what you think I want to hear from you. This isn’t about what I want.”

Knocked out of her canned responses, Cynthia was speechless. Maybe someone should pay this guy to talk on the phone.

“Do you like to be made love to slowly, or fast, and urgent? Do you dream of someone who knows your desires? The true ones. Tell me.” She heard the soft seductive command in his voice. “Cheyenne, have you ever had a man that knew your wants intimately? That knew your true fantasies?”

Cynthia couldn’t block out the flood of erotic images that went through her head.

“No.”

The acknowledgement came out almost as a whisper before she could stop herself.

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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Excerpt Monday - Lonely Soul



Once a month, a bunch of authors get together and post excerpts from published books, contracted work or works in progress, and link to each other. You don't have to be published to participate–just an writer with an excerpt you'd like to share. For more info on how to participate, head over to the Excerpt Monday site! or click on the banner above.


EXCERPT FROM LONELY SOUL


Blues played on as they danced. The sky was clear and full of stars that one could only see from the rooftops and mingled with the blinking lights of the skyline. The sounds from the city streets below seemed far away. A gentle breeze coaxed the candle flames to dance along. The dogs rested next to the door, oblivious to the rising temperature on the patio.

Mike took Lauren’s hand and led her through a French door that opened to his bedroom. The neutral shades of his room were set aglow by more lit candles. Rose petals were delicately spread on the bed. Several large pillows lay against the headboard. Smiling with the knowledge his carefully planned night was only half over, he watched Lauren.

“Oh, Mike!” Her reaction was breathless. “This is beautiful. You, you are so romantic.”

“I will always be,” he said as he took off his shirt, “for you.”

The music changed to more mysterious instrumental tunes with haunting voices but still slow and soft. Mike held Lauren and proceeded to dance with her. Some of the words he felt were applicable and he sang them in her ear.

“Is the world slowing down or are we just speeding up?” His hands held her tight as the lyrics rolled off his tongue. “Maybe we’re just spinning around but oh, don’t let it change.”

She exposed her neck to his breath. Kissing her as he slowly undressed her was exhilarating. Lauren’s hands brushed his skin as she released him from the rest of his clothing and clung to him with desire.

Careful meditation was spent on every body part exposed. Lauren became liquid in his hands. He wanted to share his soul with her but his confidence wavered. Considering his years spent learning the spiritual side of love from Sybil combined with his sexual exploits, he had yet to reach the ultimate plane. With Lauren he hoped that for the first time he could give something from himself, and together create a dedicated relationship to bind her to him forever.

Sybil had warned him that to make love in such a spiritual fashion would take practice for both lovers; this was only their third night together. But Mike was hopeful. He had spent the afternoon preparing his home, especially his bedroom, into a sanctuary. The music, food, candles, flower petals, even the placement of the pillows on the bed were done to stimulate their senses and ignite sexual
energy.

If the night failed, he planned to try again at his cabin. Sybil once said to make love under the sky; nature would reveal its secrets. He wanted to know Lauren’s body as his own and she his. If he created a central force between them, nothing could separate them. Yet time was running out for him to tell her the truth about his
name.

Instead of falling onto the bed in a passionate embrace once they were both naked, Mike stepped away from Lauren and looked at her as if he were looking in a mirror. His eyes started at her feet, her pink toenails; traveling up the calf and thigh on one leg; his hands ached to touch her. Closing his eyes for a moment, he could feel her skin under his fingers. Opening his eyes he continued the scan along her hip to a patch of neatly trimmed blond fur; up her to belly when he felt a sharp pain in his chest.

It was the call of fatherhood that he had ignored for so long. With difficulty, he pushed the sentiment aside again. He licked his lips when he saw hardened nipples upon her supple breasts. His breathing became labored with raw hunger for her.
Frantically he fought for self-control. His eyes traveled up her neck to pause at her lips; then he looked deep into her blue orbs. She was stealing his heart.

“Look at me,” his voice was nothing but a hoarse growl. “Feel me with your eyes. Memorize me as I just did you.”

Lauren had been watching him look at her and found it arousing. Now it was her turn in this sensual game. Like him, she started at his feet and could picture giving him a body massage starting with sucking on his cute toes. Soft golden hair covered his strong calves and thighs. She wanted to caress the dimples in his hips and drag her tongue across the muscle that draped his lower abdomen. Dark golden curls encircled the tool that took her to paradise; she felt wetness between her legs. The line of soft hair continued over his washboard belly to his sculpted chest where the crystal rested. She found herself curious about the crystal and Mike’s interest in the
sensual and spiritual arts.

As she drew her gaze to his mouth and his eyes, he approached her. Without a word he picked her up and tenderly laid her on the bed; the fragrance of roses surrounded her. He began a gentle massage and exploration from her feet, up her legs, across her belly to her breasts as if he were worshiping her body. When he drew a finger along her lips, Lauren caught his hand and began kissing his fingers one by one. She
watched his eyes roll back with pleasure.

Quietly, they reversed their positions, Mike relaxed on the soft pillows and Lauren began her study of him. She became totally absorbed in the sensations of his skin, hair, contours of his body and his rising temperature. This innocent touching of each other was very arousing.

Lauren continued her adventure but with her tongue. An animalistic growl came from the masculine body as Mike slipped into abandonment and gave her complete control over him. He knew that by letting her have equal participation they were creating a strong foundation for a loving and enduring relationship. She watched his face as she stroked him with her hands and mouth, heightening his desire. When he watched her take his hardness into her mouth, fuel was added to the fire of eroticism, especially at the moment she glanced up at him.

All of his controlled breathing and thinking of nonsexual things didn’t help him once his body took over and flowed with pleasure. He fought against the explosions but lost. He threw his head back; eyes wide open and arched his torso as he cried out loudly as if in pain. Never experiencing such a forceful response, he couldn’t move. His brain screamed, his chest heaved.

Lauren’s soft hands brought him back to earth but also kept him hard. Slowly without releasing her hold on him, she rolled to her side. She kissed his neck and cheek before placing feather kisses on his mouth.

Feeling disappointed with himself, Mike wanted to prolong their lovemaking but was having a difficult time.

“Aw, man.” He rolled his head. “Aw, geeze. Shit.”

Lauren sensed that he wasn’t happy that he had lost control. She smiled at him hoping to comfort his wounded masculine pride and continued to touch him in ways to maintain his excitement.

“Let me make love to you, Mike,” she whispered. “Just lay there and relax. I’ll make you feel good again. Let me have the freedom to give you the gift of my feminine power.”

“Oh, Lauren,” he moaned at her sexual teasing. “I accept your sweet offering.”

With a daring grin she looked into his dark eyes as she swung her leg over him to impale herself on his rod. Her knees bent, calves pressed tightly against his hips, she gently rode him. She rubbed her hands over his body.

Slightly sitting up, he suckled her nipples and caressed her breasts. The sensation activated the emotional center in her brain. She wanted to offer herself completely to Mike.

After a while, Lauren changed the position by sliding her legs along his for deeper penetration. She controlled the pace, rhythm and varied the depth of penetration as she stayed in tune to Mike’s response. However, the sensitivity became too much for both. When she felt his hardness grow, she thrust down on him as he jutted his hips
upward. When she felt the wetness inside, she cried out his name and experienced the beauty of surrender.

With the realization that she was in love with him, she was also afraid of being hurt again. To guard her heart she kissed him instead of tell him the words. She would keep them to herself a little longer.

In the wake of the orgasm, Mike sighed as Lauren laid her head on his chest. He placed one hand on her back; the other toyed with her hair. Feeling vulnerable with the intimate moment, he didn’t speak but simply caressed her. Even though he hadn’t felt the ultimate sharing of souls that would bind them together, he knew a strong
connection was definitely forming between them.

The night he had planned at the cabin would certainly be the night they would become one. Until then, he would calm down a bit, refrain from scheming and allow nature to take her course with their loving. A little time would give them a chance to have some fun and grow closer mentally.

They lay in a quiet embrace on top of the bed, surrounded by the wilted petals. The music had stopped but a gentle breeze came through an open window. The night sounds of the city echoed between the buildings. Mike closed his eyes and imagined listening to lapping waves and songs of crickets.

Instead, he heard deep breathing and knew sleep had found the woman in his arms. He kissed Lauren’s forehead and cuddled her close with contentment for a few moments before he would let the dogs back in and blow out the candles. He certainly didn’t want to burn the building down or worse, have two pissed off dogs in the morning.


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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Thursday Thirteen - 13 Easy V-Day Treats


With Valentine's Day just a few days away and several states under winter snow, we might have to get a bit creative with what we have on hand to prepare some treats without running to the store.

1. Make one giant sugar cookie and frost it with a special message.
2. Dip Strawberries in Chocolate... better yet... dip anything in chocolate.

3. Make your own chocolate body paint.

4. Red wine and some pretty glassware.
5. Cream puffs drizzled with dark chocolate. (Both can be purchase from the store so you don't have to try to make it at home.)
6. Scalloped oysters. Toss with buttery crumbs and heavy cream and bake in individual ramekins.
7. Serve tender beef fillet on a tomato slice and topped with a flavorful mustard-caper sauce.
8. Make some red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting.

9. Chocolate and KahlĂșa Fondue.
500 ml double cream
400 g dark chocolate, very finely chopped
250 ml KahlĂșa
Assorted fresh fruit and/or desert biscotti, to serve

10. Frozen Peanut Butter Cups

11. Make a pizza together from scratch. It can be alot of fun and very sexy.

12. Buy a little hunk of dry ice from a local ice house. Put it in a bowl of water and place it on your serving tray. You'll create wondrous, billowing white clouds!

13. Ah...heck with it... just put a red bow on yourself and call it good!










Be sure to check out my other Thursday Thirteen below!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Thursday Thirteen - Possible Romance Titles for the 12 disciples and Mary Magdalene




I was having spiritual issues this week and my writer Diva friend, Inez Kelley suggested this TT for me. Thank you soooo much Inez, you are awesome! BIG HUGS!

Peter – Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Matthew/Levi – Taxing Love
Philip – Follow your Heart
Andrew – Fishing for Love in all the Wrong Places
Thomas – The Doubter and The Debutant
Judas Iscariot – Betrayed by Love
James – Son of Thunder
Simon – Zealous Lover
Jude/Thaddues – Brother Mine
James the Less – Less is More
John – Revelations of the Heart
Bartholomew/ Nathanael – Forget Me Not
Mary Magdalene - The Millionaire Sheik’s Not So Virgin Bride

Friends really know how to make you smile. Girlfriends are a gift from God, and the beauty within them is His reflection.

Who are these men?

More importantly... who is the photographer of each of these photos?



Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Tempting Tuesday - Chocolate



Chocolate Chips and Raspberry Bars

Ingredients:

* 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
* 1/2 cup sugar
* 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
* 1 egg, beaten
* 1/4 cup milk
* 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 3/4 cup raspberry preserves
* 1 cup HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips



Directions:
1. Heat oven to 400°F. Grease 13x9x2-inch baking pan.

2. Stir together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in large bowl. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add egg, milk and vanilla; beat on medium speed of mixer until well blended.

3. Reserve 1/2 cup mixture for topping. Spread remaining mixture onto bottom of prepared pan (this will be a very thin layer). Spread preserves evenly over dough; sprinkle chocolate chips over top. Drop reserved dough by 1/2 teaspoons over chips.

4. Bake 25 minutes or until golden. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars. 32 bars.


Melt a bag of chocolate chips and dip fresh fruit. Yummy for breakfast or anytime!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Eye Candy



Due to life getting in the way of writing, I have been a bit tied up
and unable to post lately. To make it up to you,
have some eye candy...


go for a swim...

go for a ride...

have a drink... or two




or simply meditate...