Monday, December 31, 2007
And Tess has arrived with…
DOES SIZE REALLY MATTER?
**Warning! Adult Subject Matter!”
Attention!! Please Note!! The blog was not written to invite anyone to advertise the size of his penis, but to engage readers in a conversation that could be both thought provoking in so far as how we as authors may perpetuate the myth that size matters as well as to create interest in this blog. And to generally just have some fun!
While I do welcome all comments to my blogs I do believe addressing the subject matter is much more what I had in mind than some man chiming in with what I consider to be an obvious attempt to impress someone with his size. Which is exactly what has happened and has prompted me to post this clarification.
It's ok to be Naughty...but you gotta be Nice too!
“He reached inside his skin-tight briefs and brought out his huge c**k. She drew back at the sight of it, staring hard at its enormity. She’d known it would be large, but this was something else entirely.”
…Lines straight from Gabriel’s Horn.
“His c**k fell heavy from its confines, her eyes widening in surprise. She'd seen big ones, but this was the Daddy of them all. Thick, long, hard and ready.”
…Lines straight from my upcoming February release of Gabriel’s Gun.
So what’s the deal here? Does size really matter? I always write it that way. Why? Sounds naughty as hell! That’s why! Well…and other things too—but more about that another time. lol
Just as the advertising industry throws images of the perfect woman at us constantly, do we as authors help to perpetuate the myth that only a big one will do? And if so, how would we write such a description for the average man?
His thin, short shaft tickled me. I could almost feel it pulsing. Hmmm...maybe someone else has a better way of saying it. Help!
I’ve blogged about this topic before on my website. For $299.95 You Too Can Have a Big D**K! Of course that was in response to being pissed off at a piece of SPAM that happened to make it through the SPAM Filter and into my Inbox. Male Enhancers. Do men really believe this stuff works?
Okay. Just for fun here are the facts! The average size of a male penis in the U.S. while in the state of arousal. Code for Hard on.
Length from shaft to tip…5.8 inches
Girth or Diameter at the base of the shaft (again fully erect)…1.6 inches
Length while at rest! Lol…flaccid, limp, etc….3.43 inches.
So how does this all translate into sexual fulfillment for a woman? Well the average vaginal canal is approximately 5 inches deep (long). So that means that nature has it just about perfect yet again.
So what’s all the fuss about a man needing a big one then?
That is what I’d like readers to tell me today. DOES THE SIZE OF A MAN’S PENIS MATTER TO YOU? AND WHY…if you dare!
And the second thing I’d like is for all my author friends to post their favorite lines from one or two of their books in which the size of a man’s penis is described. Just like I did at the start of this blog. And of course any comment at all is welcome!
In the meantime…
For all you guys out there I have this advice…SEE BELOW.
Don’t forget…tomorrow is Tasty Tuesday here at The Nice n’ Naughty Blog and Paige Tyler will post a HAWT HAWT HUNK!
And since it’s New Year’s Eve…Here's to all the NICE N' NAUGHTY GALS!
Sunday, December 30, 2007
I recently read a short article where a reader was offended by the amount of vulgar slang words now in paranormal and erotic romances. That every other paragraph was F-this and F-that in a recent book they’d read.
Now I have to be truthfully honest here, as only C. A. Can be, *Grins*. Yes, I use the F-word, especially in my erotic romances.
Why, well it’s just F-ing in the moment and to the point when one of my characters say, “Damn it just F- Me.” With a lot of grabbing, moaning and sighing going on – damn, I love erotica. *Grrrr Arrrrgggg, slurp, slurp* Oh sorry, let me wipe up that drool, LOL.
I must also quote my best friend who read my book and said, “If it didn’t have the F-word in certain places, then it wouldn’t be you.” *Shrinks just a bit* But yep, it's me, and I try to use it sparingly. There’s just that open, out-spoken, bold side of the Gemini that comes out in my writing, what can I say…I love her!!
And more to the point…when you buy erotica or a high heat level, you have to know there are going to be words that may offend you in that book. The publisher(s) I’ve worked with and ones I haven’t, try and make it a point, that…this book is ‘controversial’, there may be happenings in here ‘not for the faint of heart’, ect, ect, ect.
The first erotic romance I read, my thoughts were…Damn, yes, now that sounds real to me (and wooo-hoo, sh*t that was hot!!).
I think that’s why I love writing them so much, beside the fact that I don't have to beat around the bush when my characters are in the middle of a hot and steamy scene.
I can use just a tad bit more of the ‘vulgar’ words in the book, just like everyday people do in real life. We try not to, especially out in public, but we all know it happens.
What do you gals/guys think…is there to much vulgarity out there now in paranormal and eroticas? Or do you love to read a book where…
…His fingers slipped up the back of her neck into the silky softness of her hair, gripping it as their eyes met.
“Damn it enter your hotties name here, just F –me all ready.” She breathed heavily. Their mouths met hungrily, aggressivly…
Okay that was on the spot making it up as I go along, LOL, but you get the point…well besides being teased that is. LOL.
I hope everyone has an awesome Seductive Sunday!!
Saturday, December 29, 2007
Friday, December 28, 2007
Hope everyone had a great Christmas, to top off a fantastic year. With 2007 ending, I have one final release. Zarius is available today at Ellora’s Cave. I’ll post a sneak peek at the end of the post.
Throughout the year, I’ve been asked many questions. I thought it’d be fun to post a few here along with my answers. I hope that some of the other authors will comment with questions and answers too.
Question 1: You write very hot stories. Do your love scenes come from experience?
Answer: You know it! I’ve traveled the universe having sex with various species. Seriously, I’m not a prude or a saint but I do have a vivid imagination.
Question 2: Of all your characters which is your favorite?
Answer: This has to be one of the hardest questions I’m asked. I love all my characters. I usually prefer whichever one I’m currently working on. Zarius is the first full-length book I ever completed even though it is just now releasing so I’m very partial to him. I’m currently working on my third book of the feral series, Dirk’s story and I’m lovin’ him.
Question 3: Have you always wanted to write?
Answer: I wrote my first poem in third grade and I’ve never stopped. In high school, I wrote a short story, titled, Battle of the Bulge. In no way did it refer to the real battle. Since then, I’ve written many short stories and several full-length novels. I couldn’t imagine not writing.
Question 4: Where can I purchase my own pleasure droid?
Answer: Sorry to say they are not available at this time but we can dream!
I enjoy questions from my readers and I hope you enjoyed the answers. Feel free to ask me or the other authors more.
As I promised here is a sneak peek at a never before seen excerpt of Zarius, available today at Ellora’s Cave.
Star is looking for a little adventure to spice up her life. Zarius appears to be the perfect man to provide her with everything she wants.
Without preamble, Zar devoured his roll and gulped his coffee as if the heat had no effect upon him. Shifting nervously, she watched him as she sipped her coffee. Picking at her roll, she grew more and more distressed. An uncomfortable silence hung in the air. Star felt inept. She’d never mastered the art of small talk. Bold letters across her forehead must read, “utter bore”. Stuffing the last piece of roll into her mouth, she licked the stickiness from her fingers.
Zar growled low in his throat. Her head popped up and caught his darkening gaze upon her. More precisely they were on her mouth as she sucked the sticky sweetness from her finger. Guiltily, she jerked her finger from her lips.
Smoldering desire still clouded his eyes when he lifted them to meet her gaze. His lip pursed with what she thought must be disappointment. She nibbled her lower lip. She wanted to give him what he needed.
She had vowed to change her life, to have fun and adventure. Her backbone straightened. She dipped her finger into the sugary sweetness on her plate and boldly lifted it to her lips. Parting her lips, she sucked the finger in and out of her mouth. Removing her finger, she licked her lips with a slow swipe of her tongue.
Zar’s mouth parted as he watched. A surge of sexual power sizzled in her veins. His breath gushed from his lungs as he dipped his finger into the stickiness and offered it to her. Hesitating briefly, she opened her lips to admit his long thick finger into the depths of her mouth.
Their heated gazes locked and she watched hunger burn in his eyes as she began to suckle slowly on his finger. Harder, deeper she sucked while never breaking eye contact. The added flavor of his finger was addictive and she nibbled greedily as a ripple of desire settled in her pussy.
Thursday, December 27, 2007
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Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Monday, December 24, 2007
Tess is Makin' Mischief on Mondays with…
When Men Were Men and Women Were…
Chattel? Playthings? Nothing more than possessions to be used at a man’s leisure? Ahhh… those were the days. Bet you weren’t expecting that! And no, that’s not exactly what I mean either. Unfortunately though, that is exactly the image projected by the Women’s Movement of the 70’s and 80’s.
And before you get all upset and think, “Tess has lost it!”, let me explain. I believe in what the Women’s Movement accomplished for women as a whole. Without it women would still be working for chicken feed and passed over for promotions. Divorce laws would still favor men. Abortion would still be illegal. Trust me, I’ve always said that if a man could get pregnant, the issue of abortion would never have been a blip on the radar screen. Abortion clinics would be as plentiful as 7-11’s.
What I’m talking about is the way men and women interact with one another on a personal level.
The fact is men and women are different physically, emotionally and even sexually. We each have different needs and desires dictated to us by nature. It’s the way we were created. And try as we may, we can’t deny who we are. For so many years I did just that. I denied my own identity as a woman.
Who are we as women? Can we continue to define ourselves by how far we have traveled up the corporate ladder or by our credit card spending limits? The answer to that lies within each of us, but for me the answer is a resounding NO!
I’ve talked with a countless number of women who all say the same thing when it comes to relationships with men. And here it is. “I want a man who will make me feel safe…a man who doesn’t ask me for sex, but makes me want it.”
Hmmm…very interesting. What does that tell me? It tells me that we as women instinctively understand the role of a man as leader and protector. Yep! Start throwing the rocks now! But before you make me bleed from all that rock throwing ask yourself this.
How many times have you secretly or even blatantly wished for a man who would take the lead?
We’ve talked a great deal about those Alpha Males we love to read about…and the fact is a man wants to feel needed. They want to be King in their Castle just like we want to be Queen. And now you’re thinking, “but men love an independent woman!” Yes, they do. No man wants a woman who is so clingy and needy he can’t breathe. What could possibly be attractive about a woman who needs to be told what to do every step of the way?
However, the very thing that attracts a man—strength, intelligence, independence—can also drive him away. Simply put, women are terrified of losing themselves to a man so we are constantly trying to prove our independence resulting in the loss of something far more important—LOVE.
Am I advocating we all return to the role of the Happy Homemaker of the 50’s? Nope. What I’m advocating is balance and compromise. Interdependence NOT independence. There is a major difference between assuming a more traditional role as a woman and being run over by a Mack Truck! I’m nobody’s door mat and no one should be. Man or Woman. I’m just saying let a man be a man and allow yourself to be a woman—embrace your femininity! After all, men have always said women rule the world by virtue of what we have between our legs! And I’m all for that!
Think about those romance books and why you love them so much. Could it possibly be that the great big ole Alpha Male was a leader and protector?…just being who he is supposed to be?…and the sassy, independent heroine was just being herself? And how did they get together? They both evolved and found that sacred middle ground and ultimately LOVE.
So when your man comes home from work today make sure you pamper him a little. Make him his favorite drink, rub his neck and give him little butterfly kisses. And maybe he’ll return the favor with that foot massage you deserve too. Maybe he’ll talk to you. Maybe he’ll do more. And the next time you go out together, let him hold the door for you, let him pull out your chair and when another woman approaches him at that upcoming New Year’s Eve party… loop your arm through his and snuggle up to him. Let your breast press firmly against his arm. Look up at him and smile that knowing smile. Mark your territory. Trust me…he will appreciate it!
Acknowledge his needs and he’ll acknowledge yours.
As for me… well I’m still looking. LOL Yep, I think I’ve screwed it up long enough. Time to EMBRACE MY FEMININITY! Quit Roaring and Start Purring! So if you’re out there Mr. Right, you know where you can find me. I’m at The Nice n’ Naughty Blog every Monday and other places too!
I’m the Queen of Tease! And I’m Blowing Peppermint Kisses to You on Christmas Eve!
Sunday, December 23, 2007
They came from different parts of the universe: Catrin Munroe, a navy fighter pilot, gifted with visions and on the run from the alien race that abducted her; and Niko Arrian, a lord of Neris and mercenary warship captain, accustomed to women fawning over him and men cowering from a single cold glare.
When a vision guides Catrin to Niko, they find their lives filled with a passion neither of them ever expected. Will Catrin learn to submit to Niko’s dominant ways, and will Niko discover the sweet art of seduction and clever manner of compromise?
…Glancing over she met the green eyes of a man sitting with several men at a table close to the door. Her lips parted on a gasp as a vision overtook her. Her brain went numb with a sudden flashing image of him smiling at her…naked. “Christ,” she mumbled as she headed right over to him. He was not the man she would have chosen for this. He didn’t look the type to let her control the situation or let her take his help and then run like hell, but she had learned to trust her visions. At least he had one hell of a body, muscled out as all hell with what looked like waist-length black hair, pulled back on top with braids hanging on either side of his rough masculine face.
Catrin made it to the man and kneeled at his feet just as one of the guards touched her shoulder. “Forgive me, Master, I could not find what you requested,” she said breathlessly, hoping like hell he’d just go along with her and not want too much for repayment in the process—namely her. But then again, she did just have a vision of him naked, and past occurrences have shown her that her visions always come true. With a mental sigh, she knelt there quietly, waiting to see what he would do.
Niko arched a brow as she glanced up at him under lowered lashes. “Why not?” he growled, figuring he’d play along and see where this led.
“She belongs to you?” the guard asked as his grip tightened on her shoulder.
Niko gave her a feral grin. “Apparently.”…
…. Niko rose and gripped her hand as he led her off the bridge. She was unnaturally quiet as they walked down the corridor, and he knew his mission crew noticed it also as they cast covert glances her way. When they arrived at the elevators he felt her tug on his hand and let her lead him off to the side, away from the others going down to the planet.
“I need to go,” she whispered.
“Why?” he asked as she lowered her eyes.
“There’s someone there I need to see.”
“I don’t know her name, only what she looks like.”
“For what reason?” Frustration bubbled up within him as she remained silent. “You can’t tell me why, but you want me to trust you not to take off on me?”
“I won’t. I won’t run on you, I promise.” Her eyes lifted to his.
“What happens when your eyes lose focus?”
Catrin sighed heavily. “I can’t tell you.”
“Again, you want me to trust you?” Shaking his head he stepped away from her. “Go to my chambers,” he ordered roughly.
Catrin saw her chances going down the drain. “If I don’t go you could die,” she blurted out, watching as he stopped. His mission team stared at her as Niko finally turned to look at her.
Joyfully Reviewed - Recommended Read - Reviewer ~ Indy
Catrin is just the type of sub every dominant male needs to experience at least once in life. In A Slave’s Way Out she is a heroine overflowing with spirit and the fact that she’s a skilled fighter pilot just adds to her appeal. Niko went from being inflexible to a teddy bear once his heart and soul was engaged. In a story that has as much as action as it does flaming trysts, I have to admit the humorous tug of wars between Niko and Catrin is what I found most attractive. There’s nothing that captures my mind more than lovers who can still laugh, smile and play together in the heat of the moment as well as out of it. C.A. Salo has outdone herself and I trust this is only the beginning of a bookshelf overflowing with sexy sci-fi treats. I hope there will be a story showcasing Trea and Daniel since their characters made such a lasting impression and added to what was already an outstanding read which I definitely recommend to the masses.
FAR - Reviewed by: Donna - 5 Angels & a Recommended Read
I've read a lot of books over the years, but A Slave's Way Out is one of the hottest I've read in a long time. It isn't just the chemistry between Catrin and Niko, which explodes off the pages, or the dynamics of the secondary characters. It's that C A Salo shows a woman can be not only outstanding in her job that she fights for but also that she can be dominated by her lover and not look weak. When the reader first starts reading this book they are sucked into a different time and space right off the bat and aren't let go of until the last word is read. They realize the voyage is over. I hope C A Salo writes more about these characters as the world she's created is one you'll want to visit over and over again to see how each one is doing. This is definitely going on my keeper shelf and I am looking for more of her stories.
OKAY...Now for some Fun!!
Here’s something to play with. Fill in the blanks with the words below or make up your own. *Grins*
Have a Happy and Safe Sinful Sunday!!
His lips ___________ hers, their bodies ____________ like a ______________. The intensity of their passion ____________ as they pulled back, staring at each other.
Gently (laid against)
A war zone
Shot off like a cannon ball
His lips Attacked her, their bodies Hot like A war zone. The intensity of their passion Soared as they pulled back, staring at each other.
Saturday, December 22, 2007
One of the most important things for an author is a book cover...Yup..it is...When readers go to book stores or browse on line book stores the first thing that catches their eye is the book cover. If that does manage to get them to stop and pick it up it’s wonderful.
That means the author is that much closer to getting the reader to buy the book.
When you as a reader walk into a book store what is the first thing that you look for in books? Do covers play a huge role in what you purchase?
I have heard people say that if a cover is too steamy or sexy they won’t buy the book.
From the covers posted here and on the blog from my fellow authors you can see just how much times have changed...
Friday, December 21, 2007
Today, I wanted to talk about genres. Everyone has a favorite or two and you might have a genre that you're just tired of reading. I want to know what genres are you interested in reading and writing.
I read a post on a blog the other day that said vampire and shifter tales are overdone and sooooo over!! Personally, some of my favorite stories are paranormals involving shifters and vampires.
What’s your take on it?
Then there is the f/f story, I don’t write them but I have read a couple. I know not every publisher carries them. Is this a forgotten genre?
We all know m/m is hot right now. Does it have staying power? I hope so. I love reading and writing them.
What genre would you like to see written more or less?
Recently, I’ve written several Sci-fi, erotic romances. I’ve loved sci-fi since the first time I saw Star Trek. Sci-fi like paranormal lets an author’s imagination run wild. Who doesn’t want to write or read something that takes you to another place or time? Hopefully, I accomplished that in my latest sci-fi release.
A bit about Adventures in Space: Owned:A former commander of the Halian Federation, John Blaten, proud, strong, incredibly sexy, is now a prisoner of war.
His wife’s prisoner.
It’s been a year since Aurelia Giat last saw her husband John, but she hocks her ship to buy him and save him from confinement by The United Galactic Territories. And then she discovers their marriage, though never consummated, is still considered valid.
John is now considered her slave…
Ro circled the prisoner in a taunting fashion. “How does it feel to be owned by a woman, Commander? Oh, that’s right. You’re not a commander anymore.”
A twitch of his left eye was John’s only reaction. “That’s enough, Ro. Finish loading the supplies.” For once, Ro appeared to listen as he stomped off.
“Follow me.” Aurelia turned and stalked through the hold into the interior of The Lady. She didn’t look back but she knew John followed. She could feel his eyes on her backside. Stopping in the small room that served as galley and rec, she turned to face him. Her craft was small enough to fit in the bay of The Galliant but at least she still owned her ship or part of it anyway.
John held out his wrists. “Are you going to take the neuro-locks off?” His deep voice sent chills down her spine. He’d rattled her from the first time they met and little had changed.
“Maybe I like you cuffed.”
He inclined his head and she thought he struggled not to smile. “If you don’t think you can handle me without them…” He shrugged his shoulders and let his words trail off.
“You don’t scare me.” She set the neuro-lock disc to disable and passed it over the cuffs. They fell free into her waiting hand.
“Thanks.” John rubbed each wrist before reaching up to his neck. “And this one?”
She huffed. “I don’t think so.” It was the only control she had. “One press of a button and the neuro-collar will bring you to your knees.”
“You’d like having me on my knees, my mouth on level with your cunt.” He licked his lips and a smug smile curled his lips.
Adventures in Space: Owned available at Changeling Press!
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Maybe growing up with all brothers has given me a different perspective on the male of our species. I don’t know really, but the truth is they do not think like us. They do not act like us. A woman is motivated to take her clothes off for a man because of a need for intimacy. (generally speaking) We either have that emotional bond, which grows stronger each time we connect with our mate, or we find in him the type of bond we crave. For a man, the start of a sexual relationship is lust. A man sees a woman he’s attracted to and he first imagines her naked. Then he’ll picture her having sex...maybe in the throes of a climax. Is she a screamer? Anyway, you see where I’m going with this, right?
So, when I write, I try to keep in mind that my heroes are going to be thinking about sex. They stalk and claim. It’s basic instinct to want to mark their territory, i.e. wedding rings. But do we sometimes go too far? Cross that line from hunky Alpha male to jerkish ass? Do we move our stories along, but forget to move our characters as well? They’re supposed to grow, change, evolve...and we need to do that in so many pages or less. Not an easy task sometime!
Over the years, I’ve read some pretty great Alpha Heroes. Yes, some of them have crossed that line, but I’m still drawn to them. Why? When I figure that out, I’ll let you know. LOL
A few authors that have the types of Alpha Heroes I crave: Shannon McKenna, Christine Feehan, Lynne Graham, Connie Mason, to name just a few.
Here’s an excerpt from one of my own stories that has the type of Alpha Hero I love. Blade Vaughn is without a doubt my favorite character. And yes, by the end he does evolve, thanks to my editor for helping me to see what needed to be done in order to make Blade even better.
Unedited Excerpt: Tasting Candy (coming to Samhain in 2008)
Christ, she looked adorable. He would never get used to his reaction to this woman. And right now with her shoulder-length light brown hair all piled atop her head, wearing an ugly brown bathrobe, and a look of total mortification on her freshly scrubbed face, it was saying something. That he could get a boner over a woman that wore brown terrycloth was saying something, too. She didn’t even look sexily mussed. Just mussed.
It didn’t seem to matter. She always turned him on. He was damned well going to do something about it, too. Eventually. Right now, he wanted some answers. Lucky for him, he was very good at getting them. He would coerce and railroad until he was satisfied. It was the way he operated. Candice would just have to get used to it.
“So, you going to let me in, or use that can on me?” He shrugged. One way or the other, Blade would gain entrance. “It’s your choice.”
Candice yanked her robe together tighter, which was a crying shame, since it had started to drift open and he had been this close to a sneak peak. “Of course, please, come in.” Then she moved out of the doorway and allowed him inside. He smiled, feeling triumphant. It was a tiny concession, but she was so closed-up around him. Entering her private domain felt like a big fucking deal.
Her living room was…dainty. Figures. Damn near everything about Candice was dainty. It enhanced the fact that he felt like a bull around her. It was cozy though, something in the way she’d decorated. He’d expected pinks and peaches and fluffy ruffles. But, it was all earth-tones. Woodsy and serene. Actually, there was something sort of peaceful about her home. He wondered if she did that on purpose because of the panic attacks. Speaking of which...
“I want to know why you went ballistic today at the gym.” Oh yeah, subtlety was definitely his middle name. Jesus.
Disbelief had her eyes widening. “Ballistic?” Candice asked. Suddenly, a smile slipped across her face, then a laugh bubbled up. Soon, she was practically crying from laughing so hard.
“Hell, it wasn’t that funny,” Blade grumbled, feeling disgruntled and not sure why. But he did like to see her smile instead of near tears. Much better to his way of thinking.
Eventually, Candice calmed enough to say, “You just aren’t the sweet-talker your brother is, are you?”
Now what the hell was that supposed to mean? “Has Merrick hit on you?” He asked, unaccountably possessive and jealous.
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
I soooooo love wearing sexy lingerie and my favorite place to shop for it is Victoria's Secret! Though I have to admit that I love everything they sell, these Brazillian-cut cheeky panties from their Sexy Little Things collection are among my favorites! Oh, and did I mention that they're the perfect panties for a spanking?!
You can find these, and other cheeky panties including ones that say "Secret Santa" on the back, as well as more sexy lingerie at Victoria's Secret!
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Monday, December 17, 2007
Tess has arrived with…
Bad Boy Mojo!
Why Do We Melt for Them?
You know what I’m talking about. Those Bad Ass Boys who make you go ahhh. We’ve all been there done that! Some of us more than others. God knows I’ve had my share and no matter how Bad they get, I still love them.
I love writing about those Bad Boys too. My Gabriel’s Ride Series is all about the baddest of ‘em all…Gabriel. This Bad Boy rides into town, sweeps a gal off her feet and changes her. For better or worse? I guess it’s like beauty-- all in the eye of the beholder. And in my opinion, Gabe is one beautiful man.
Bad Boys are cocky and arrogant. Infinitely masculine with an unmistakable wildness about them. They literally ooze confidence. They’re like a dose of oysters and chocolate—a walkin’ talkin’ Love Machine.
And they’re untrustworthy and have commitment issues.
So why do we find them so irresistible? I did a little checking and there are some very logical reasons behind our insatiable desire for Bad Boys.
Some research actually indicates that it may very well be physiological. Just as nature provided us with sexual desire to ensure survival of the species, it’s entirely possible that our attraction is primal when it comes to Bad Boys. Our bodies seek superior males of the species with which to mate and produce our offspring. And I’m going to make an assumption here. That superiority must be on a purely physical level because trust and commitment need to figure into the mix somewhere when looking for father material.
From a psychological standpoint we may attribute our attraction to our hidden desire to throw caution to the wind and risk everything. And with Bad Boys that includes our heart. Think about our fascination with those oh so sexy vampires, werewolves and swashbuckling pirates. Bloodsuckers, flesh eaters and thieves! And yet we absolutely salivate as we turn the pages of those sizzling romances don’t we? I’m just as guilty as all the rest of you!
Then there is this. It’s our low self-esteem that makes us seek out those Bad Boys. Me? Low self esteem? Get a clue!
To sum it up…
It really makes no difference what the reasoning is. Who needs a reason? Bad Boys are here to stay. And I for one am truly grateful. YUMMY!
Thanks to all the Nice n' Naughty Gals for letting me tag along for the ride!
Tomorrow is HOT HUNK TUESDAY here at NICE N’ NAUGHTY…
Don’t forget to stop by!
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Sunday, December 16, 2007
I would have posted this morning, but well, I'm not a morning person, LOL. :-D
As my first post here at the Nice & Naughty blog, I have to say thank you for the invite to be a part of it! I'm surrounded by a group of wonderful people, authors, readers, and lurkers. :-)
You just have to love the name of this blog! It's so there and right in line with the name of my Shoppes. The Naughty & Nice ~ Sugar & Spice Shoppes. Yes, I know, I spelled Shoppes, the old English way. I'm an old ball, what can I say *Grins*.
So I have a question.
When thinking of a title for your book, poem, or other writings...
Name the piece first,
Wait until you done writing it,
Wait and see if it just comes to you,
Hope like the dickens, it does come to you before you're done?
Personally, I go with the flow and wait and see if it just comes to me, before, after or in the middle of writing.
Readers, what do you think? Are you the type to name something, before, middle or after?
Saturday, December 15, 2007
So today I’m blogging and it’s on the topic of writing and pen names.
Yah we writers have pen names and some have more than one name. Why do we need a pen name? Don’t you know? It’s because we want to be like super heroes. Whatever career job we have during the day and writer by night....LOL...Isn’t that a cool thing.
When it comes to pen names it all depends on the author with regards to why they decide to take on a pen name. There are a lot of writers who have day jobs that would frown at knowing that they write romance or erotica. They want to keep their writing life separate from their professional day job. Some authors choose to have multiple names to separate themselves with the different genre books they write. Readers get use to a name and they associate that name with certain books.
After a list of about 20 names I settled on my favourite. That’s how Savannah came to life...It’s funny when I look back at what I had written down, some of them sounded like stripper names and some just sounded too funny. But that’s the fun part and something to always remember.
Friday, December 14, 2007
Next week, I’ll probably tell you about my new releases but this week I wanted to talk about an article I read recently. When she’s hot but he’s not!
While we all know that romance novels aren’t always based on real life, I wonder how this article relates to writing.
In the far majority of romance novels I’ve read the hero is attractive if not an all out hottie. While the heroine may be hot or not!
What do you think about a not so hot hero with a hottie heroine?
Are today’s readers ready for the geek squad hero?
If you’ve read any of my books you’ll know I’m partial to a hot, sexy hero but tell me what you think. You may inspire a hero of another kind.
Thursday, December 13, 2007
I’m a mom, writer, and sister, living off Florida’s Gulf Coast with my son and several pets.
I like to write anything from sweet to HOT, HOT, HOT with a happy ending.
When not writing, I tutor children with dyslexia, as well as home school. Exploring interesting ideas and places has become a norm for us.
Travel, reading, photography and wines are also a favorite for this diversified Gemini.
Born and raised in the south, Tess loves all things southern and writes sultry stories with heat to rival a hot Carolina night. With a background in journalism, she began her writing career with a local newspaper then moved on to her greatest passion--politics. Her flare for marketing led her to work in various political campaigns across the south and honed her skills as a speechwriter.
Savannah Chase started putting pen to paper as a young schoolgirl. Music inspired her to write lyrics, which eventually turned into stories. Her stories have gotten better, longer and so much more erotic as the years passed. She is a hopeless romantic who believes that everyone has a soul mate. Savannah is a member of the Romance Writers of America and the Toronto Romance Writers. She currently resides in Canada.
My name is Paige Tyler and I write romantic spanking stories and other sexy erotic fiction. Yes, you read that right! Romantic spanking stories! I write contemporary, sci-fi, paranormal, westerns, historicals, even time-travel!
I'm a full-time writer and married to the most wonderful man. We live in the sunny southeast with our dog and cat, who are totally part of the family. I love reading romance books as much as I love writing them, and published my first book about four years ago with Romantic Spankings. I write mostly as Paige Tyler, but also under the names Samantha Danvers and Madison Kincaide, and I still get giddy every time I see another one of my books online! I put my heart and soul into every page I write and greatly appreciate everyone that takes the time to read my books.
Anne lives in a small town way out in the middle of no-where-ville. She is a gorgeous blonde with wonderful curves and a money tree in the backyard. She never wants for anything and she always loves everyone. Of course, she wasn't always this way.
It all started on one Rainey day, as she was sitting on her comfy couch, reading a romance novel and sipping a hot chocolate. She realized the book she was reading seemed to lack a certain 'vavavoom!'. Thus, the talented, beautiful, and rich Anne Rainey was born.
Clearly, Anne is a mere figment. A ghostly figure that pops in and out of my head like a drive-by author. Nevertheless, I do so love it when she's visiting, because her imagination really is wickedly delicious! She'll bring you fantasies and erotic delights that will have you grabbing the ice water!
L. A. Day:
Multi-published, L.A. Day writes erotic romance in sub-genres such as paranormal, sci-fi, fantasy and contemporary. Regardless of genre, there's always an alpha male.
Fri.—L. A. Day
Sun:--C. A. Salo