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Shifting into a Prickly Porcupine!

We’ve been chatting about what we would like to shift into…and the first animal that popped into my mind was a porcupine!

I think that would fit my mood lately…me being so prickly and all. LOLOL

porcupine cute

Porcupines produce quills…Once when my dad and I went on a road trip, we popped into Banff National Park in the Rocky Mountains in Canada. We hiked up to the Plain of Six Glaciers’ tea house near Lake Louise (see pic below). There was a lady there who was selling the most gorgeous porcupine quill jewelry.  They looked similar to these at this link and below pic of earrings.

LULU FROST "All American" Jewelry Shoot


Besides a fantastic view, the tea house had the best tasting chocolate cake and tea that I ever tasted. Apparently they bring in the food via packs on the backs of horses along the same trails the hikers come up…and I love hiking too so I would like to hang around this place if I was a porcupine. It has a great view…oh, did I mention that already?


And since I love salad (you’d never guess from looking at me) I’d make a good porcupine as they eat tons of greens such as leaves, green plants, skunk cabbage, twigs and bark – of course I would put in an order for chocolate covered twigs and bark.

When I was a kid I climbed trees all the time – and so do porcupines…so I would love to climb trees again as a porcupine.

And they have such a cool look, don’t you think? I love their protective armor. My dog Laura (who passed away many years ago) was into chasing porcupines…there were several times she came home with her snout riddled with quills. My dad would sigh and patiently take out the quills one by one with the pliers…what a daunting task! That sweet dog never learned. LOL


So yeah, I would love to shift into a porcupine some day. I think it would be quite the adventure. 🙂



My 1st date with an Octoposeidon Shapeshifter!

Readers who’ve read my shapeshifter erotic romance “Passionate Ink” will know what I’m taking about when I mention I wouldn’t mind having a date with an Octoposeidon male. *grin*

For folks who don’t know what an Octoposeidon is, he or she is half human and half octopus.  During the day they live just like you and I in human form, but at night, they shift into their partial human and partial octopus forms, seeking out the sea where they mate like crazy with their numerous tentacles and dine on seafood and swim leisurely around. Not a bad life, eh?

Octoposeidon in their changed state have tentacles. Lots and lots of tentacles, perfect dating material for a chicka like myself who has a bit of a tentacle fetish. I never had one until I started researching for “Passionate Ink”. I also discovered that tentacle erotica is big in Japan. and it’s even bigger in my imagination.

The Dream of the Fisherman's Wife, a design by Hokusai of 1814 depicting a woman engaging in sex with a pair of octopi.

( a design by Hokusai )

So, I’d like to date my male character “Calder Croft” who we first meet in “Passionate Ink“. By daylight he oozes sexuality with a muscular body and wide shoulders and a tentacle tattoo on his most intimate part. *jan blushing*.

And when he shifts into his Octoposeidon form, his arms and legs turn into plump tentacles with delightful suction cups lacing those tentacles. No need for threesomes or foursomes, if you catch what I mean, because he’s well equipped all on his own. And yeah, with an Octoposeidon I’d go all the way on a first date. Shhh, don’t tell anyone. It’s our secret.

Here’s a little peek at Passionate Ink, an erotic romance for tattoo and tentacle lovers.

Caution: Adult Excerpt from “Passionate Ink”

“Okay, so he’s not married,” Cat confessed. “But he’s got a girlfriend with a tentacle fetish and that’s why he’s giving her a tattoo. It’s a present to her.”

Misty gazed up at her. “And you’ve got the same fetish. The man is available, girlfriend. A-v-a-i-l-a-b-l-e. No wedding ring means he is still available.”

Disappointment rocked Cat. She’d never go after a man who was so obviously in love with another woman. So in love he was getting her something as permanent as a tattoo.

“I don’t steal boyfriends, Misty. You know me better than that.”

Misty grimaced and closed her eyes and settled her head back onto her arms, as if she was about to take a nap, which she usually did when she came over to visit and they lay on the beach.

“Yeah, I know,” Misty said sadly. “And with that kind of attitude you’re never going to catch a man, Cat.”

Well, then if that’s the way it had to be, then so be it. Cat grabbed her mattress, shoving it under her right arm before padding barefoot toward the gently lapping ocean.

The sun was just setting and it sat like a giant ball right on top of the ocean, casting orange sparkles across the small waves. As her toes dipped into the cool water, all the tension from today’s happenings suddenly seemed to melt out of her body and slip into the water.

Despite the conversation she’d just had with Misty about not going after another woman’s man, she couldn’t stop thinking about Calder. Couldn’t wait to see him again…

Cat walked farther into the ocean, the water now embracing her breasts. She let the air mattress float on the water beside her and held it with one hand, readying it so she could shove her upper body on top and kick her way farther out.

But instead of following through on her intention, she smiled as she continued to look down. Beneath the water’s edge, her tattoos seemed to come alive, moving back and forth on her body like arms beckoning her to dive under and swim like the animals. To be free and just float through the water, light and weightless. Her arms and legs transformed into tentacles, stroking the cool liquid with ease. She imagined herself as a squid or an octopus or some sea creature, her tentacles waving at her mate.

Oh yes, she would definitely have a sexual partner. Catalina smiled and incredible warmth burst inside her as she imagined having a male companion to swim with, to make love with and to love.

A tentacle of her partner would magically strip off her bikini top and bottom and wrap around each of her breasts, the suction cups holding her tightly, while two other tentacles would stroke her nipples until they were tight and achy. A swollen, hot appendage would snugly encircle her waist, holding her steady while yet another slipped into her ass.

She gasped at the sensual fullness as he explored her…

I’m thrilled to say I’ve had requests for a sequel to Passionate Ink, so it seems I am not the only one with a naughty tentacle fetish. LOL. So, it’s off to outline a sequel. I do hope you enjoyed today’s post! Have yourselves a wonderful weekend and until we meet again, stay safe.



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Villains I love to Hate & Contest!!!

Can I say I love hating ZOMBIES!

THE WALKING DEAD is a perfect example! I’ve been following the horror tv series THE WALKING DEAD and I get so freaked out when those evil zombies kill one of my favorite characters. Who will be next? What if Laurie’s unborn baby dies inside of her…and turns into a zombie and then turns her into a zombie? OMG! I can’t watch! But I have to see what will happen week after week! I squirm in my seat and I love the horror those zombies inflict. Am I a sadist? LOL Anyone else enjoying “The Walking Dead”? Has anyone seen the movies Dawn of the Dead? Shaun of the Dead? Night of the Living Dead? What did you think of them?

I’m out of town for a few days but I would appreciate your help – hence where a chance at getting a prize comes in. Squeeeee!

Do you have a good zombie horror (erotic romance or not) ebook or book that you can recommend? I have plans to write a zombie horror erotic romance one of these days (I even have the outline all worked out) and I would love to see what other authors have done with zombies. Feel free to post below your recommendations in the comments section.

For your help I will pick one person from the comments section and post the winner’s name here when I get back to town and I will email the winner too.

Prize? The winner can pick one ebook from any of my Jan Springer ebooks and I’ll send it your way FREE (sorry Michaela’s Experiment is excluded). Thanks!

You can see the books up for grabs at this link:



Intro Jan Springer & Giveaway


I’m Jan Springer and my dream job has always been writing. I got what I wished for because …years ago after a car accident that left me with whiplash and positional vertigo (still have it), my dream job became a necessary reality!

In order to pay the bills I write full-time and I love it. Currently I’m published with Ellora’s CaveSiren-BookStrand, Total E Bound and Pocket Books.

Some of my stories run on the dark side. My Desperadoes series is based on solar flares taking out our electrical grids with women having to do things they’d never dreamed of doing in order to survive. My Outlaw Lovers series gives a very dark glimpse into the future where women have lost all their rights and become nothing more than men’s possessions.

To take a look at my other hot and dark books give my website a try. Lots of books there.

I live and write in Ontario Canada, commuting between Oshawa and cottage country near Haliburton. Three huggable cats have adopted me. The oldest is Spunky, he’s 18, the middle is Emily, she’s 11 and the youngest is Chee Chee (who loves cheese) is 4.

I love photography, nature walks, gardening  and updating my website


So! What’s your dream job?

Are you living it, working on making it come true or just keeping it your dream for now?

Let me know in the comments section and I will pick a name to win a free pdf copy of Passionate Ink, my shapeshifter/tattoo/tentacle erotic romance. Winners names for prizes will be announced in a few days so don’t forget to check back!!


Thanks for joining us at Darker Temptations and until next time, Happy Reading!!


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