If you could live in another time, what time would you like to live in? That’s the topic at Darker Temptations over the past couple of weeks and a question for me to ponder…
But first….Contest! Contest! See below for details on getting a chance to win a free pdf copy of Resistance – Outlaw Lovers!
Call me crazy but I would be interested in living sometime in the future, specifically during the times of my Outlaw Lovers series…about seven plus years from now it would be a post-catastrophic time where most of the women have died from various illnesses and there are tons of men available.
Here’s a peek at how life would be like:
A fast-acting virus has killed a majority of the world’s female population and forced the creation of the Claiming Law. Groups of males have the right to claim a female as property…sexual property. With the Terrorist Wars over, the Outlaw brothers come home to declare ownership of their women…
I would be part of the “Resistance”. A ragtag group of people who are willing to fight to reinstate a democratic government and get rid of the newly formed dictatorship as well as the Claiming Law. I’d have my pick of hunky guys who believe in a woman picking her own man (or men) for her mates. And I would try like hell to avoid getting caught by the groups of men roving around looking to claim wives.
How about you? Do you have a wish to live in another time?
So, my contest question is…
For a chance at a free pdf ebook copy of “Resistance” send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org with the first names of the three main characters (one female and two males) in the futuristic erotic romance “Resistance” part of my Outlaw Lovers series at Ellora’s Cave.
Your answer can be found here:
A winner will be picked sometime over this weekend and their name will be posted here and I will contact them as well.
Contest deadline – midnight tonight – Friday September 27, 2013 E.T.
Good luck! Woot!
Books can be read in this series order (ebook formats)…1. Jude Outlaw 2. The Claiming 3. Colter’s Revenge 4. Tyler’s Woman 5. Resistance…..and in paperback format 1. Jude and Luke (contains Jude Outlaw & The Claiming) 2. Colter’s Revenge 3. Tyler’s Woman – no paperback version of Resistance available yet.
Also an update: Look for Toygasm , Attracted to Him and Attracted to Her releasing soon from Ellora’s Cave. Details can be found here: http://janspringerauthor.wordpress.com/coming-soon-2/
And releasing soon – Marley’s Menage – Book 2 The Key Club from Spunky Girl Publishing – http://spunkygirlpublishing.weebly.com/coming-next.html
For those of you who love erotic romances and romantic suspense, you’ll probably know who I am talking about. I started my erotic romance writing career cutting my teeth on reading every book that came out by Lora Leigh.
Her books (and a few other pioneering Ellora’s Cave authors) inspired me to write erotic romances. Lora Leigh’s books introduced me to daring ménages and adult toys. She made me fall in love with hot, sexy, heroes and strong yet vulnerable heroines. When I first read her “August” trilogy – Marly’s Choice, Sarah’s Seduction, and Heather’s Gift (Ellora’s Cave) I was soooooo hooked I couldn’t think straight. Instinctively I knew these were the types of books I wanted to write. Her stories were unique and they affected me physically. They aroused me, seduced me and teased me into reading more and more from her.
Hers are the types of books I ache to write. I aspire to be like Lora Leigh. I doubt I will ever be as good a creator as she is, but if I can come close, I will have achieved a cherished dream. Lora Leigh is the author I want to write like and if I ever get a chance to meet her or have the luck to work with her some day, I will have experienced another passionate dream and I will die with a smile on my face. *grin*
Here are some more stories by Lora Leigh.
Leta and I are practical women, so when we thought about a place where all our erotic fantasies could come true, even though we’d have a bevy of hot men at our disposal – we also insist on having our vibrators on hand. Because sometimes scratching that itch yourself is the only way to go. And of course vibes can be fun with partners as well. 😀
There are two brands we recommend (and no, they don’t pay us!): Lelo and Eroscillator. The Lelo comes with an electric charger, so no need to worry about batteries running low. The Gigi is great for all your pleasure needs and hasn’t disappointed me yet. It’s smooth to the touch and the five settings offer a nice range of variety.
Here’s what Leta had to say about the Eroscillator:
A few years back, my favorite, reliable vibrator complete with rabbit ears, g-spot stimulation, and rotating metal balls, went kaput and I went on a search for an identical one. I ended up reading a ton of sex toy reviews. This review by Hey Epiphora and this one by Ellen Barnard both convinced me that in addition to a replacement of my old, trusty vibrator I should also buy the Eroscillator. It was about two years after having had my child and I was really looking to splurge on feeling sexy and sexual and super-orgasmic again. The reviews convinced me it was worth a try.
The reviews didn’t lie!
I will quote from Hey Epiphora now:
To explain my love for the Eroscillator in terms that longtime readers of this blog will understand: I haven’t used my (ex-) beloved Xtreme Pack G-spot bullet (which I once dubbed “the bullet to end all bullets”) since I received the Eroscillator. I’ve tried, and it just doesn’t feel good anymore. Yeah, the clitorial stimulator that I used almost exclusively for over a year and a half doesn’t do it for me now. Basically, I’m ruined.
Yes, this is my experience exactly. Except mine wasn’t a bullet, but whatever.
Be sure to read both reviews in entirety. They give you both the good and the bad of the product. But, for what it’s worth, there is very little that is bad. Especially if you have a partner with a penis (or a strap-on) or a traditional dildo or internal vibrator for when you really need that feeling of being filled. The Eroscillator is strictly a clitoral stimulator. It’s different from a traditional vibrator, though, in that it oscillates, it doesn’t vibrate. The biggest difference there is that you will never go numb from the Eroscillator like you would from a vibrator, so multiple orgasms are a possibility if you’re up for that. And the orgasms themselves feel deeper and stronger once you learn how to use the product. (Do check out the reviews because they explain at length how to best employ the product.)
Again, no one’s paying me anything to sing the praises of the Eroscillator. I just want to share the pleasure!
These vibrators are pricier, but really, can you put a price on pleasure? We deserve it.
How about you? Have any vibrator recommendations? Don’t be shy now! We aren’t. 😀
Keira Andrews and Leta Blake write fairy tale inspired m/m erotica and romantica with Ellora’s Cave. Check out Ascending Hearts, available through Ellora’s Cave, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Sony, and others! And also remember to look at Earthly Desires, the first book in the Tempting Tales series, available for purchase at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Ellora’s Cave.
Oooh yummy! Isn’t the photo below gorgeous? Luv it! Wouldn’t you love it for desert on Christmas?
In my erotic romantic suspense “Peppermint Creek Inn”, my heroine, Sara, has a small peppermint company where she makes all kinds of things out of peppermint. Soaps, teas, candies, deserts, etc…Sara lives in the desolate wilderness of Northern Ontario, Canada. The peppermint leaves she uses are harvested from a nearby creek. The creek meanders past her Inn, named Peppermint Creek Inn.
When a wounded man with amnesia shows up at her Inn one stormy night, they are trapped together due to bad weather. Matt falls in love with Sara and her peppermint cheesecake. Here’s a lip smacking recipe that I like to think of similar to the one Sara whips up for her sexy hot hero Matt. Enjoy!
I found this delicious recipe and picture via Pinterest!
Peppermint Cheesecake Layers:
3 (8-oz.) packages cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
3 large eggs
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sour cream
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
2/3 cup crushed hard peppermint candies
Sour Cream Cake Layers:
1 (18.25-oz.) package white cake mix
2 large eggs
1 (8-oz.) container sour cream
1/3 cup vegetable oil
White Chocolate Mousse Frosting:
2/3 cup sugar
1 cup white chocolate morsels
2 cups whipping cream
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Garnishes: White chocolate curls, peppermint candies
1. Prepare Peppermint Cheesecake Layers: Preheat oven to 325°. Line bottom and sides of 2 (8-inch) round cake pans with aluminum foil, allowing 2 to 3 inches to extend over sides; lightly grease foil. Beat cream cheese, 1/2 cup sugar, and 2 Tbsp. butter at medium speed with an electric mixer 1 to 2 minutes or until creamy and smooth. Add 3 eggs, l at a time, beating until blended after each addition. Add flour and next 3 ingredients, beating until blended. Fold in candies. Pour batter into prepared pans. Place cake pans in a large pan; add water to pan to depth of 1 inch.
2. Bake at 325° for 25 minutes or until set. Remove from oven to wire racks; cool completely in pans (about 1 hour). Cover cheesecakes (do not remove from pans), and freeze 4 to 6 hours or until frozen solid. Lift frozen cheesecakes from pans, using foil sides as handles. Gently remove foil from cheesecakes. Wrap in plastic wrap, and return to freezer until ready to assemble cake.
3. Prepare Sour Cream Cake Layers: Preheat oven to 350°. Beat cake mix, next 3 ingredients, and 1/2 cup water at low speed with an electric mixer 30 seconds or just until moistened; beat at medium speed 2 minutes. Spoon batter into 3 greased and floured 8-inch round cake pans.
4. Bake at 350° for 15 to 20 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire racks 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks, and cool completely (about 1 hour).
5. Prepare White Chocolate Mousse Frosting: Cook 2/3 cup sugar and 1/4 cup water in a small saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring often, 3 to 4 minutes or until sugar is dissolved. Add morsels; cook, stirring constantly, 2 to 3 minutes or until chocolate is melted and smooth. Remove from heat. Cool to room temperature (about 30 minutes), whisking occasionally.
6. Beat cream and 2 tsp. vanilla at high speed with an electric mixer 1 to 2 minutes or until soft peaks form. Gradually fold white chocolate mixture into whipped cream mixture, folding until mixture reaches spreading consistency.
7. Assemble Cake: Place 1 cake layer on a cake stand or plate. Top with 1 frozen cheesecake layer. Top with second cake layer and remaining cheesecake layer. Top with remaining cake layer. Spread top and sides of cake with frosting. Chill until ready to serve. Garnish, if desired.
Melodie Belcher; Lagrange, Georgia, Southern Living
And if you are interested in checking out my erotic romantic suspense “Peppermint Creek Inn” Book 1 in my Undercover series at Ellora’s Cave here is a sneak peek:
Peppermint Creek Inn
She wants to forget her past…
Sara lives alone in the isolated wilderness of Canada…until one stormy night when an injured fugitive with amnesia forces his way into her home and straight into her wounded heart. He’s dangerous, tastes of dark, delicious sex and unleashes lusty cravings she never knew she had. Although there can be no future with a sexy man accused of murder, she’s willing to do whatever it takes to keep him in her life and in her bed.
He needs to remember his past…
She smells of sweet peppermint and makes him burn with hot desire. He wants her, needs to be deep inside her and yearns to forget the terror-filled flashbacks that haunt him. Crooked cops and a romantic ghost town hold the secrets to his mysterious past, and if he’s ever going to give her a future they both crave, he’ll have to prove his innocence, even if it means facing his dangerous past head on.
Note: This book was previously released at a different publisher. It has been extended and extensively revised to express the steamier side of suspense.
I’d like to take this opportunity to wish everybody a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!!