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!!!!

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s7anna said...

Hey Mary,
What a wonderful way to usher in spring...I love your suggestions.

Happy Reading
Anna Shah Hoque

Sherry said...

Great ideas I really like the chocolate key one.

Jennifer Mathis said...

spring inside great idea


Amber Leigh Williams said...

Wow, cool, thanks for the garden party tips. I'm so going to do that :)


The Brunette Librarian said...

Ugh...I live in the middle of Missouri and we are covered in the white ready for snow and ice to be gone!!!

Ready for spring, woot woot!

rachie2004 @ yahoo (d0t) com

Judy said...

Fantastic suggestions!! Sounds like fun!!! So ready for Spring!!

Judy (magnolias_1[at]msn [dot] com

Becca Simone said...

Beautiful paintings! Who are the artists?


Mary Quast said...

Becca - the paintings are mine. Before I was a writer, I was a professional artist. Thanks!

Sweet Vernal Zephyr said...

Wow, I LOVE that last painting. To echo Becca, Who is it?

PS - I'm In Upstate NY, ditto on the white stuff... it has been coming down all day.


Estella said...

Sounds great. I am sooo ready for spring!

Savanna Kougar said...

Mary, gorgeous paintings!!!

A garden party of passion... that is a fabulous idea.

Unknown said...

Great tips!

amysmith98 @

Amanda Leigh said...

Love the ideas for an indoor garden. I just might have to try this out! Wait have to find a guy first, darn.

Beth said...

Love your idea for a romantic/sexy spring interlude.

TonyaT said...

Beautiful paintings! You are so talented!

Gabrielle Lee said...

Love the chocolate keys.


Unknown said...

What a naughty idea! I just hope we have spring weather in march, because this winter waited an awfully long time to arrive.

booklover0226 said...

Great suggestions; I can't wait to try them.

Tracey D
booklover0226 at gmail dot com

Eva S said...

This sounds great, I could have an indoor garden party right now, it's snowing outside...

eva.silkka at

Cathy M said...

I adore this idea, Mary. It's so creative and easy to do, thanks for sharing it with us.


Valerie Mann said...

Mary...I need help! What kind of flowers should I wear? I'm a brunette. And my DH thinks chocolate is messy in bed. And I'm allergic to kiwi. Oh, I'm so confused. LMAO, love the creative ideas. I have some fun planned for spring now!

Sarah said...

Great idea to welcome spring - I'm going to have to try this one out :o)

Babyblue22 said...

An Indoor Garden Party for 2 sounds great!!
Thanks Mary!
Afshan522 @