Friday, 19 December 2014

Weekend Reading

Hot sex at work, exciting feather play and animalistic sex are on offer this week! This is the last ‘weekend reading’ until January. Hope you have enjoyed reading them this year.


Title of book: Training Leland (Hard Hits 12)

Name of author: Tatum Throne

Genre: MM/BDSM/Contemporary

Description of main characters:

Lt. Wittfield “Witt” Falken.  Hair: Brown. Eyes: Gray. Height: 6’2”. Weight: 200lbs.
Det. Leland Mathews. Hair: Black. Eyes: Blue. Height: 5’11”. Weight: 180lbs. 

Setting: Cincinnati, Ohio

Length: 21,754

Blurb: Lt. Wittfield “Witt” Falken has just rescued a former classmate who bullied him for being gay. When Witt tries to pull away, he quickly discovers that Leland only wants to hold on. Witt is a Dom who only wants Leland as his sub. Will he say yes?

What’s hot?: Hot sex at work!





Title of book: Imaginary Lover - The Doms of Sybaris Cove 7

Name of author: Tara Rose

Genre: contemporary/paranormal BDSM romance

Description of main characters:

Ivy Balloux: pilot for Cargo Cove and the object of Tom and Merrick's undying lust

Tom Raleigh: works at Phoebe's Playthings in IT and has had a thing for Ivy most of his life

Merrick Durante: project manager for JD Construction and has Ivy's flight schedules memorized

Setting: Sybaris Cove - a fictional island in the Gulf of Mexico

Length: 43K

Blurb: Doms Tom Raleigh and Merrick Durante have always considered cargo pilot Ivy Balloux their imaginary lover. When Tom’s sister plays a cruel joke, tricking Tom and Merrick into thinking Ivy is hurt, they brave the infamous curse on their families to save the woman they love.

What's hot?: exciting feather play (amongst others!)





Title of book: Tempering Steel

Name of author: Lea Barrymire

Genre: Shifter/Paranormal Erotic Romance

Description of main characters:

Connor: Coyote shifter, 34 yo, 6’1”, dark hair, military cut, DARK eyes, gruff, grumpy-grew up in small town similar to Coyote Bluff

Margie: Human, 29 yo, 5’7”, curvy, red hair, shoulder length, spitfire, green eyes

Setting: Coyote Bluff in Virginia- small shifter community with mainly coyote, but do have wolves, bears, cougar shifters, mountain community, surrounding land owned by mainly shifters, some humans live in town, a few know about shifters.

Length: 55,000 words

Blurb: After months of aching to be with grumpy Sheriff Connor Manning, Margarete Barrie finally gets her chance when a coyote shifter takes refuge in her home. She burns with need every time they’re close, but even she can only take rejection so many times before giving up.

What’s hot?: Animalistic and possessive sex 



Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Character profiles for 'The Sub Who Switched'

This month’s character profiles are from the last book in the Doms & Acquaintances series:




Name – Ellie Grant

Book – The Sub Who Switched

Love interest – Nick

Age – 30 (just turned 30)

Hair/eyes – Shoulder length pale blonde hair/hazel eyes

Height/weight – Tall (5ft 9), slender

Looks – Good

Other – Co-owns an art gallery with Rebecca (heroine of The Submission Challenge)/ Sister to Rebecca’s husband Jon.



Name – Nick Sinclair

Book – The Sub Who Switched

Love interest – Ellie Grant

Age – 30

Hair/eyes – Dark blond hair/blue eyes

Height/weight – A couple of inches shorter than Ellie at 5ft 7/reasonably muscled

Looks – Good

Other – Works as a photographer



Blurb:

Needing to prove she is still desirable, being the last of her girlfriends to find a partner, Ellie Grant has erotic photographs taken for her thirtieth birthday. Meanwhile, wanting a Dominant man and fascinated with the BDSM lifestyle, she keeps turning down gentle Nick Sinclair.

Advice from Ellie's friends on how to change his basically submissive nature sees Nick getting tutorials from a Master in a BDSM club, visiting a women's sex shop, and using a "rabbit" on Ellie. Hiccups occur including a disastrous date, a male stripper, and Ellie having sex in the club with a stranger while restrained.

Asked what she really wants, an upset Ellie blurts out, "To be a sex slave." Does Nick call her bluff, and can he change his personality? Will Ellie finally see Nick as the person she's been looking for and submit to him? An unusual suggestion from a friend proves the catalyst.


Review on Amazon UK: The most unusual part of this, for me, was the fact that Nick wasn't the stock 6ft 2in plus hero that I read about mostly and that he was in fact a little shorter than Ellie, who is a tall girl. How refreshing! I really appreciate the fact that Jennifer writes about ordinary, everyday people who happen to be unusually erotic.


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Monday, 15 December 2014

Something you never knew about me...

Something you never knew about me…. I ADORE Christmas! (Actually, that probably isn’t new to a lot of people! LOL).

Here is me through the ages (although some of these photos should be burnt!):



With Santa aged about 7 (and not very happy from the looks of it!)






In a ghastly yellow dress aged about 10




I worked as a nanny for several years and I made the kids do a Xmas play. (These kids are now in their 40s!)






             




When I moved on to do                  secretarial work I got the                        mistletoe out (Dear God, I look                SOOO skinny!)








This was at a later secretarial job when I was not so skinny!


 














Some Christmases were spent abroad – In Germany (what DID
I look like!) .... And in Australia (still skinny)




This was a blonde Xmas







And even the animals got in on the act – the guinea pig is playing under the tree (can you spot her? She is white with a brown patch on her right ear to the left of the tree)





Not sure Gimli the rabbit was too happy










Nor Lucy




And this was Holly last Christmas – I’d only had her a few days. She was actually very little, she just looked bigger because of the camera being close.



Friday, 12 December 2014

Weekend reading

Here’s your choice: a male trapped in a body for over 100 years, an old lover or a dominant lawyer….



Title of book: A Devil in Daylight
 
Name of author: Marcus Damanda

Genre: Horror, teen drama

Description of main characters:

High school freshman Audrey Bales, returned recently from the psychiatric ward at St. George's, ready to try for a new start. Hair blonde, age 14.

Jack Maddox, a handsome, charming junior at the same school—but with a veritable closet full of secrets, and a hidden agenda that includes revenge on Audrey's behalf—and murder ...

Setting: Battlefield Secondary School, a frozen over lake, a mysterious near-abandoned house by the wide of the woods.

Length: 50, 000 words (approx. 160 pages)

Blurb: Audrey Bales comes home from the suicide prevention wing at St. George's, eager for a fresh start and a chance to remake her life. Only two things stand in her way: the bullies who drove her over the edge to begin with, and her new friend that wants to kill them all ...

What's hot?: In order to be released from the body that has held him captive for 103 years Jack Maddox must seduce, and win, a girl that reminds him of the lady that drove him to suicide in his mortal youth ...





Title of Book: Scorpio Awakens

Name of Author: Lilith Darville

Genre: Erotic Romance

Description of Main Characters:

Connor, 5'10", 140 lbs, gray-green eyes, medium brown hair with longish curls

Katherine, 5'3", 105 lbs, small bone structure, chestnut brown eyes, black curly hair, mulatto - French and African-Canadian

Setting: Toronto, Ontario

Length: 70,324 words

Blurb: 
A submissive emerges and explores her hidden desires!
If you ran into a lover from your youth, one who had stolen and then broken your heart, would you run?
Seduction isn’t necessary. We’re both Scorpios. Our sex is electric, just like the promise of what we started so many years ago. Will she run again?

What's Hot?: Ménage, dominance and submission!





Title of book: The Submission Challenge

Name of author: Jennifer Denys

Genre: BDSM/MF

Description of main characters:

Rebecca – long straight thick black hair down her back. Deep blue eyes. Beautiful. Very short in height but voluptuous. Lovely legs for her height. Aged around 27. Independent, a control freak. Runs an art gallery business with Ellie, sister of the hero.

Jon – dark-haired but not black hair. Tall around 6ft. Well-muscled and hunky. Very good looking. Grey eyes. Aged around 30. A Dominant by sexual preference. A naturally controlling person with everyone around him. Works as a lawyer.

Setting:  modern day, mostly in the hero’s house

Length: 23k

Blurb:
When independent Rebecca derides Jon for being a Dominant he scoffs that she could never understand the lifestyle and challenges her to be his submissive for 24 hours. Rebecca agrees determined to show him she could be submissive yet remain detached emotionally. However, things don’t go to plan.

What's Hot?: Massage in the garden on a hot day (and everyone gets hottttt!)

Buy link: http://www.bookstrand.com/the-submission-challenge

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Portmeirion with Bella Settarra - writing and crafts

I’ve had a fabulous weekend with Bella Settarra in Portmeirion. She had never visited the venue so I was delighted to show her around – and she loved it as much as me! I showed her around the resort on the afternoon we arrived - but by the time we were coming back through the woods it was getting rather dark and we had to tentatively make our way down steep slate steps! Despite that she still loved it!

We stayed in Upper Pilot cottage which has terrific view of the estuary (my plan is to stay in a different cottage each time. I’ll probably be visiting them when I am a very old lady…..)



Here we are cavorting on the chaise longue!




You can see the village through the window behind Bella. We had a great time doing writing exercises on the Friday evening and I even tried out the exercise I am going to do at my next writing workshop at Smut Scarborough in May… all I will say is it involves werewolves since the theme of the event is all things paranormal!

Our main reason for going this weekend was to visit their food and craft fair on Saturday. There were over a 100 stalls all over the resort (which is built on the side of a hill so there was a lot of walking…) needless to say I am exhausted today as it involved a 6 hour journey both ways – and coming back I was carrying lots of xmas pressies (well, I also bought some Portmeirion pottery so it serves me right that I am aching all over!).









Before we left we had time to visit the shell grotto.





Our overwhelming feeling was how peaceful and secluded it was – and coming back into Wrexham to get my train back was a bit of a shock!

However, we enjoyed ourselves so much we talked about making it a yearly event.... watch out Portmeirion here we come again!

Monday, 8 December 2014

Sexual habits of voters

This was an amusing snippet on the news last week (for any readers outside the UK – Labour is to the left, Lib Dem is middle of the road, Conservative is to the right and UKIP are even further right):

Pollsters YouGov recently did some research on the sexual habits of different kinds of voter. Labour and Lib Dem supporters claimed to have the most adventurous sex lives. Labour voters also had the highest opinion of their own sexual prowess, claiming to be "long lasting, exciting and varied". Conservative supporters, by contrast, described themselves as "consistent, conventional, frequent". UKIP supporters were, if anything, even more conventional, writes YouGov associate director of analytics Bernadeta Wilk. Lib Dem supporters reported the widest range of sexual behaviours "including erotic massage, orgies, sex with someone from a different ethnicity and sex with a transsexual"


So it follows then that I vote Lib Dem…… although I have some things to catch up on clearly!

Friday, 5 December 2014

Weekend Reading

Cowboys, witches and drag performers… take your pick!



Title of book: Branding Finn (Rough Riders #6)
 
Name of author: Tatum Throne

Genre: Cowboy/MM/BDSM

Description of main characters:

Warren "War" Taylor, 6ft tall, gray eyes, black hair and very muscular.

Finn Peters, 5'10" tall, blue eyes, blond hair, lean and muscular.

Setting: Eagle Pass, Texas

Length: 25K

Blurb: Border Agent Warren “War” Taylor is a Dom who only wants to do his job. When his boss, Sam Peters, puts War on assignment at his son’s house, War knows it’s a recipe for disaster. Finnegan “Finn” Peters is a sub without a Dom. Will he say yes to love and War?

What’s hot?: Sex outside!!





Title of book: A Wish Across Time
 
Name of author: C.R. Moss

Genre: Erotic, Contemporary, Romance

Description of main characters:

Ryan: Charming, sexy, handsome with brown hair, green eyes and a slim runner's build.

Cassandra: Wiccan, stubborn, smart, beautiful with dark auburn hair and blue eyes.

Setting: Current day; town outside of Las Vegas city limits

Length: 21, 680

Blurb: Cassandra VanAlder encounters a man from her past who’d broken her heart, she casts some spells, wishing karma would deal out some payback. Ryan Keene is told he has three dates to win her over. Will she close off her heart or will she allow herself to feel again?

What’s hot?: Sex against a wall at the bottom of a staircase





Title of book:  Drag Show Games (Drag Show 1)
 
Name of author: Andrew Jericho

Genre: MMM / Contemporary

Description of main characters:

Vince Kaufman.  Age:  40.  Hair:  Dark Brown.  Eyes: Dark Brown.  Height: 6'3".  Weight:  195.  Hair styled short.

Derek Young.  Age:  50.  Hair:  Salt-and-Pepper.  Eyes:  Chestnut.  Height: 6'0". Weight: 175.  Hair styled short in a business man's cut. 

Alec Young.  Age:  50.  Hair:  Salt-and-Pepper.  Eyes:  Midnight Blue.  Height:  6'0". Weight:  175.  Hair styled short.

Setting:  Little Rock, Arkansas 

Length: 21,281

Blurb: Vince is a drag performer, named Violet Whispers.  He craves cross-dressing, and being in his partner’s arms.  Derek is a dominant man, and keeps Vince in almost constant arousal with erotic games.  When Derek uses his twin brother, Alec, in a scenario, Vince must come to terms with new romantic feelings. 

What's Hot?: Vince experiences a ménage à trois with his partners, who are also twin brothers.