Monday, January 22, 2024

Monday Mojo - Olive Oil

Around 350 BC olive oil began to be used for more than cooking and medicinal uses.  For those couples that had problems with lubrication, this wonder tonic brought moisture to even the most dry places.

No doubt in my mind why it's a favorite item in the kitchen.


Saturday, January 20, 2024



A new study from The Netherlands suggests that having sex and drinking coffee can temporarily raise your risks of stroke or brain aneurysm. Why? Aneurysms are the result of the wall of an artery weakening, bulging, and, worst case- bursting. Seems a raise in blood pressure is the root cause. The advice: if you’ve had an aneurysm, avoid caffeine, and keep your sex low key.


Sex is good for your heart, cutting your risk of heart attack and stroke in half when performed three times a week. Your also body burns off approximately 200 calories per “work out” thus helping with weight issues.

Coffee is good for your heart and head, if it’s black and drank in moderation that is. Only 2 calories per serving is a great way to get a jolt of energy in the morning. It’s also rich in antioxidants, and improves focus and concentration.



Friday, January 19, 2024

#FlirtyFriday - Tantalizing Mouth


The mouth is perhaps the sexiest part of the body.  It is always visible but constantly changing.  Please enjoy these quotes I found for this week's Flirty Friday.

Smile... it's the second best thing to do with your lips.- Anonymous

Kissing is like drinking salted water: you drink and your thirst increases.- Chinese Proverb

Kissing is a means of getting two people so close together that they can't see anything wrong with each other. -Rene Yasenek

Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves. - Albert Einstein

To me, there is no greater act of courage than being the one who kisses first.- Janeane Garofalo

Stolen kisses are always sweetest. - Leigh Hunt

In love, there is always one who kisses and one who offers the cheek. - French Proverb

I hope your day is as radiant as your smile.

I get the best feeling in the world when you say "Hi" or smile at me, because I know that even for a second that I've crossed your mind.

Did the sun just come out or did you just smile at me?

Thursday, January 18, 2024

Tea Tag Time

Today's tea is Chamomile. This herb has been traditionally used to relieve occasional sleeplessness  and ease minor tummy troubles. My mom drank it to help her unwind and relax.
The Yogi Tea Tag says, "Travel in grace knowing that you are protected by love."

#Thursday13 - Favorite Lines from Handcuffs & Silk

Welcome to Thursday 13
Today is a Throwback to the first book I published with Decadent Publishing. 
I've listed my personal favorite lines from Handcuffs & Silk.

Available on Amazon

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!)

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

New Metal Shows True Creativity

I love music. Like many writers I have playlists for each book. When I'm in the writing cave, I love to listen to new music and new artists.

I found music from a new band out of Ohio. Chemical Empire is impressive and there is definitely talent there.

The first time I heard Desire to Hate, my jaw hit the floor and I immediately listened to it several more times before sharing it with my music loving nephew. His head bobbed then his eyes flew open and he shouted, "This is the shit!" Which is his way of saying it was F-ing awesome.

I love the layers of the intro, the guitar-work is amazing. I'm not one big on unclean vocals but accepting how artists are using them. In Desire to Hate, the sound and placement of such were perfect. I love the unpretentious, refreshing approach of letting the music carry the song. The clean vocals were excellent, his control on point. However, I feel he has a wider range hidden in there and look forward to future work. The flow of vocals with the music is incredible. Chemical Empire shows lack of fear to explore a depth of atmosphere with a stupendous delivery. I totally dig the lyrics, inspiring one to be true to oneself.

Desire to Hate is going onto a playlist and Chemical Empire has gained a few new fans in my crew.

The emotionally charged Suffocating is Chemical Empire's second release. Guitars dominate this piece while rhythmic percussion pull the piece together, showcasing the level of talent. The intro is quite long but is a perfect lead in with the haunting sound easing the listener into the meat of the song. Musically, a lot is happening but is well developed, busy but not cluttered. The timing of each drive pulls the listener in. The vocals wrap around the listener and one will actually begin breathing in time with the words and rhythm. Crazy! The tune ends suddenly with a drift, referencing the haunting of the intro. Well done and worth a listen.

Suffocating will definitely work it's way onto a playlist...perhaps, first chapter of Hawk's Honor. I have a scene in mind for Painted Soul as I rework the book.

Chemical Empire has struck a chord with me in the sense the band seems to be true to their artistic and creative souls. The authenticity of expression is obvious in the way a thought or emotions is expressed through the music. Every note, every word, every pitch and sound made has a purpose and it moves me. Music from this new artist has filled my creative mind, filling it with images, emotion and story ideas. My mind is blown, leaving endless words flowing into my stories as a result. (Perhaps this will be the band who may be interested in collaborating with me for my Dark Soul project of creating a soundtrack for a book. #FutureWork.)

Support creative artists. Please visit Chemical Empire's social media, write a comment, and share.

Another new Chemical Empire release, Cold Wave, is expected to drop Jan. 19. Stay tuned!

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Tasty Tuesday - Cook up Some Fun

Break up the work week with a romantic meal. Don't have time? You have to eat, right? 

Grab a bottle of wine and push your honey into the kitchen. Be a little silly and wear matching aprons. Then get cooking. Get a little messy. Have fun.

Working together while cooking fosters a sense of togetherness, reinforces the idea of the two of you being a team. 

Share a bit of wine while cutting veggies and talking about the day or whatever. Maybe share three things you like about each other. Be sure to add sexy glances and sweet touches.

If kids are underfoot, keep things PG-13. However, it is healthy for children to see their parents working together and flirting with each other. Feel free to include them or shoe them out of the kitchen with the idea of you preparing the meal and they can set the table.

The collaborative effort will result in a delectable meal and perhaps a little foreplay.

Monday, January 15, 2024

Ask the Author: Strangest Google Search


What is the strangest thing you’ve Googled while working on a story?

Penis Tattoos

I love throwing curves to my characters and surprises to my readers so while reworking the previously published Soul Series, I came up with an idea to give one of the heroes a very unique tat. I'm not telling which fella, readers will have to wait to find out. For those who've read the books, I'd love to see some guesses.

Who is getting a special tattoo?
Puzzola, Erick, Michael, or maybe Duncan?

Saturday, January 13, 2024

Wintery Naughty Game Night

 The wind is icy, the snow is blowing, or it's simply a yucky night and going out isn't in the cards. What to do? Have an indoor Date Night.

One of the finest kinds of dates is one when you both put down your phones and enjoy some tech-free time apart. A simple way to do this is with a couple's game night. You'll be surprised by how much you enjoy each other's company with just a deck of cards or a pile of board games, whether you want to keep it private or have a number of people around.

If it's just the two of you, play a sexy game. Keep a bedroom board game or a deck of naughty cards on hand. Check out stores such as Lover's Lane for some fun couple games.

Thursday, January 11, 2024

Get Outdoors for a Healthy Libido


Between weather and work, everyone spends too much time inside. It's probably time for you and your honey to get back outside in the fresh air if you both feel the consequences of a sedentary winter lifestyle. Toss on your warm gear and hit nature. Get your pulse circulating while admiring the incredibly lovely backdrop of a winter wonderland by going for a trek in the woods or a nearby park.

Walking in cold weather is beneficial to your health.

> Burn more calories

> Sleep better

> Cooler temps boost brain power

> Boost your immune system to fight infections

> Reduces stress

The bleakness of winter often brings about depression and can be responsible for a low libido. Head outdoors for a bit of fun with your honey. A little bit of winter sunshine can do wonders as well. Afterwards, warm up with a hot beverage or snuggle time for an improved libido.