Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Spotlight: Reclamation of Izzy Stokes by Ivy Jaymes

Izzy Stokes is a woman with a mission. After years in a loveless celibate marriage, she is out to reclaim herself by proving that she is vibrant, sexy and desirable. Totally out of character for Izzy, she struggles with which eligible looking man to approach and invite into her erotic adventure.
Help Izzy navigate the single dating world with a variety of options and adventures that await inside the bar. But be careful, what Izzy doesn’t know is that a serial killer lies in wait.

Fun, funny and sexy, this book will have you reading again and again. Have fun and try not to die!

About the Author:
Ivy Jaymes is an erotica writer and photographer with the perpetual mind of a 13 year old boy. She has been writing erotica stories since H.S., helping her dateless boyfriendless friends live the good life vicariously through her stories. When she is not writing she is working a day job helping make the world a better place. She lives in the frozen northern wilds of Michigan where the winters are hard and the men are harder.

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Friday, April 24, 2015

A Normal Girl by Angora Shade

Consensual Heterosexual

Ryan, a geeky technology apprentice student, is on his way to losing his virginity. Shy by nature, his lack of experience with women has left him unfamiliar with ideas other than vanilla sex. In his search for his ideal girl, he seeks out those he deems normal, only to be faced with and turned off by various sexual kinks. Ryan comes to learn that normal is relative, and that he and his ideal girl are anything but vanilla.

My Review:
I think that Angora Shade encapsulated the theme of this book perfectly in her synopsis, "Ryan comes to learn that normal is relative." I'm not going to write any spoilers, but I loved how she concluded this theme at the end of this story, for it made the book come full circle. Part of what's fun with sex is the kinks,  but different people will enjoy different kinks. Furthermore, it is incredibly important to communicate your kink and ensure your partner is interested as well, particularly with regard to BDSM. Otherwise, a well-intended sexcapade could greatly disturb, rather arouse, your partner. Between three vastly different sex scenes to enjoy and the literary commentary to contemplate, this book has a lot to offer.

About the Author:
Angora Shade is an American author living in what she lovingly refers to as "Sheep Shit Nowhere" Europe. In an attempt to add some spice to her small town life, Ms Shade began writing explicit erotica as a form of entertainment. Exploring the boundaries of acceptable sexual literature, she often seeks to create stories that not only entertain others, but also expose and push against the negative stigma surrounding sex in modern day society. She believes that sex, in literature, art, personal thought, and physical nature, should be celebrated and expressed freely and as easily as any God given freedom. Her favorite themes in writing include revenge, self discovery, alternative materials for love play/bdsm, as well as anything that produces a good tingle, sizzle, or laugh. When not writing, Ms Shade enjoys red wine, travel, dancing, classic cartoons, baking, and creating fine art.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Guest Post By Chantal Verlaine

In Search of the DNA of Romance Fiction
Guest Post By Chantal Verlaine

Why are we so hooked on romance? I’ve often pondered this conundrum. Before we even crack open the cover of a romance novel, we know the plot setup, who the main characters are going to be, and of course, the ending is a given, yet we still keep turning the pages and buying romance more than any other type of fiction. The enduring attraction to love stories defies logic, but I guess that’s the point - it’s not rational, it’s emotional, something akin to the Movie Kleenex Syndrome. I don’t know about you, but when a movie makes me cry, I usually come out of the theater saying what a great movie it was.

Still, what is it specifically about romance novels that makes our hearts go rat-tat-tat? I figured if I wanted to answer that question I would start by looking at who exactly reads romance. No surprise here. According to the Romance Writers of America, 91 percent of readers are female. Some other interesting factoids – about half of romance readers are married, most are middle-class, aged 30 to 54, and nearly 40 percent in the South. In other words, we are kind of average. Hmm, okay, so we’re looking to escape our humdrum lives, but there’s tons of ways to do that. I still wasn’t getting to the nut inside the romance shell.

I took a closer look at romance novel covers, at those hunky handsome studs who most of us will never get to date, who never would’ve given us average gals a second look. But there’s something more than their looks – they are alpha males, symbols of masculine virility, so testosterone-tough inside and outside that they are unattainable.

Since high school, I have been attracted to these types – the bad boys, the rebels with a devil-may-care swagger. They straddled chairs turned backwards and held their cigarettes between a thumb and two fingers. They drove muscle cars with engines that gave off throaty rumbles. They were cute, they were cool, and they totally ignored me. What I would’ve given to have had a bad boy fall in love with me!

Flash forward a couple years (okay, way more than a couple), and I did manage to land a few bad boys along the way. Problem is bad boys make bad boyfriends. The fantasy doesn’t quite hold up.
But in romance novels, it does. The heroine attains the unattainable bad boy, albeit after a bit of a struggle – we do have to have some plot twists and turns. But she wins his heart, she gets her man! And boy, does she get him – she reels him in and strings him up like a two-hundred pound marlin at the Key West dock. He is totally, devotedly hers because we all know that when Bad Boy gives his heart, it will be true and forever. Bad boys may have lots of belt-notches, but not being sentimentally squishy, they have room only to love one woman.

We want to be the one who succeeds in penetrating the Teflon male’s heart, a feat that countless other women have fruitlessly tried to pull off. And we all want that Romeo-and-Juliet kind of adoration, to be loved utterly and completely, simply for the virtue of being who we are. An idealized version of love, to be sure, but immensely gratifying to us women. Let’s face it, even today, we have lower self-esteem than men. Taming men who still dominate and control the reins of power in our society is a boost to our collective ego.

Aha! That was it! I felt I was striking the right chord, but I was still missing a note. What about the female protagonist? She obviously plays a key role. Who is the woman who attains the unattainable?
Our heroines, I noticed, are both smart and sexy. They successfully reconcile society’s mixed messages about women. Attractive women are not taken as seriously in the professional world. Intelligent women, on the other hand, are not seen as sexy. To land a mate, we have to be provocative, to succeed in a career, we have to be almost gender-neutral. It often seems we have to choose between one persona or the other. In romance novels, femininity encompasses both beauty and brains. We want both – and as it happens, Bad Boy wants both. It’s a combination so seductive, so irresistible, that he pursues the heroine relentlessly.

My bottom line conclusion –romance fiction is really about female empowerment. It’s about women getting what they want (Bad Boy), being allowed to be who they are (smart and sexy), and boosting their self-esteem with unconditional acceptance (true love). That’s why we read romance.
Now, why exactly do we love bad boys? I’ll have to chew on that one.

Chantal Verlaine is the author of Miami Steam, an erotic suspense novella.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Accidents Happen by Maxwell Spanx

Consensual Heterosexual

Roxy has a ruthless streak that runs deep. An exotic beauty from the tiny islands of the Maldives, she now studies in the huge behemoth of New York City. Desperate to get back home for Christmas, she needs to find money. Normally in desperate times, girls do desperate things. But ruthless girls pray on sugar daddies.

My Review:
Maxwell starts this one off with a tantalizing bit of camming, promising more for later. Roxy makes it clear she'll do anything for some quick cash, and as the story closes, we realize she truly means anything. Set up to give a great punch, this one gave me chills.

As it turns out Accidents Happens is no longer available online, but you can see Maxwell's other works on her Amazon Author Page.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Guest Post by K.G. Stutts

Soothing the Savage Beast
Guest Post by K.G. Stutts

There is a saying which says music soothes the savage beast. For me, writing soothes this author’s soul.

I’ve said it before on my blog. The characters write the story. I merely hold the pen. I think a lot of authors would agree with me. Characters have a way of getting under my skin if I haven’t written anything in a while or if my idea differs from how they think the At times, the creative process can be annoying.

My husband can always tell if I go periods of time without getting into a story. He says I get short and grumpy. That’s because writing to me is the ultimate form of self-expression. Much like readings, I submerge myself into the story. Transported to another world or galaxy. It’s time to escape from every day boring drama and hang on for a wild ride. When I’m writing, I’m not worried about cleaning my house or if my car needs maintenance. The dishes can wait for a few more hours. I don’t care if I had a bad day at work or my microwave isn’t working. I’m focused on Maddie and her adventures in my sci-fi romance series. My attention is on Julie and Scott as secrets which kept them apart for eleven years begins to unravel. The rest of the world is put on hold.

Sometimes it’s good to get away. At times, getting lost in Julie’s story is more beneficial than a vacation. I’m still in my recliner, on my laptop. But I’m really in Chicago chasing down a gang member alongside of my redheaded heroine. I caught in a gunfight as Julie tries to save her daughter. I’m in the interrogation room where Scott has her pinned against a wall, waiting with bated breath to know what happens next.

I always feel like a weight has been taken off me by the time I have to shut down my computer for the night. Sometimes I’m exhausted depending on where I am in the book. My characters are a part of me and I tend to leave a little bit of me in the pages you read in my stories. It’s the ultimate therapy. Escaping within the pages, putting your heart on the line… It’s a great release. But don’t take my word for it. Read Color of Dreams and see for yourself. Head over to for info on when you can buy this hot crime erotica, my 1930s erotica Change the Stars, or my sweet sci-fi romance series.

About K.G. Stutts:
Growing up in Texas and later South Carolina as the youngest in a house full of science-fiction fans, K.G. Stutts had her natural curiosity and imagination nurtured since birth by family movie nights where they would watch Star Wars, Indiana Jones and even timeless Disney favorites.

A prolific writer of sci-fi, romance and mystery, K.G. draws much of her inspiration from those amazing works that gave her an appreciation for telling rich, compelling, character-driven stories for all audiences.

Book one in her science-fiction romance writings, Mirror Image, is out now by the wonderful group at and a romance ebook launched at the beginning of June from August 15th, she's launching a hot crime erotica, Color of Dreams with Blushing books and book two in the sci-fi romance, Mirror Shattered. She is also a contributor to and

Keep up with her on Facebook or follow her on Twitter. She also is on Tumblr. She lives in North Carolina with her husband, Brad and works for a customer service call center full time. She's a lover of Star Wars, Star Trek (original, TNG, and Voyager), Stargate SG-1 and Atlantis, Muppets, Garfield, Disney, Indiana Jones and is a big football, wrestling, and hockey fan.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Now Available in Paperback!

Look at this - It's what you've been waiting for!! You can now get my books in paperback!! Don't they look snazzy?

Friday, April 10, 2015

The Girl At the Bar by Reed James


Synopsis from The Girl at the Bar:
"Aurora sometimes feels like she fall in love a hundred times a day. There are just so many beautiful, vivacious, exciting, and wonderful women out there, and she wants to love them all. Like a butterfly, she flits from flower to flower. She only wishes she could stay in love.

On New Years Eve, she's out at the bar with her friends and sets eyes on Ursula, a gorgeous, leggy beauty with raven-black hair and emerald green eyes. Aurora's in love. Only there's one problem—Ursula has a boyfriend.

Aurora boasts to her friend that she could seduce any woman, no matter how straight, and has her eyes – and her heart – set on Ursula.

Excerpt from The Girl at the Bar:
“Just show me, Ursula. Stand behind me and guide my arms. I want to be as good as you are!”

She swallowed. “Isn't this a bit of a date cliche?”

I rolled my eyes. “C'mon. I thought we were friends. Don't make it weird.”

“I... Okay.” She moved up behind me, her breath quickening. Good, she's interested.

She was warm and firm and soft and wonderful. I smelled her perfume, a light, spicy scent that almost made me swoon with its loveliness. Her breath tickled my neck. That wonderful ache intesified between my legs, hungry for her touch. I shifted my hips, letting my rear press into her groin. My heart pounded; my skin tingled. The pool stick was smooth and cool; her hands soft, trembling with her excitement.

About the Author:
Reed James is a thirty year-old guy living in Tacoma, WA. "I love to write, I find it freeing to immerse myself in a world and tell its stories and then share them with others." He's been writing naughty stories since high school, furiously polishing his craft, and finally feels ready to share his fantasies with the world.

"I love writing about women who want to be a little (or a lot) naughty, people expressing their love for each other as physically and kinkily as possible, and women loving other women. Whether it's a virgin experiencing her/his first time or a long-term couple exploring the bounds of their relationships, it will be a hot, erotic story!"

For his day job Reed drives a paratransit shuttle, helping the disabled and senior citizens get around town. "It can be both a rewarding and stressful job in turns. And sometimes sad."

I stood at the table, almost trembling in anticipation, as her arms wrapped around me. “Put this arm like this, Aurora,” Ursula instructed, moving my right hand. Then she grabbed my left, sliding it down the stick. She tried to keep her body from pressing against my back, but that was impossible.

My Review:
The Girl at the Bar is Part One of Reed James' Seducing Straight Women Collection. Despite her highly feminine name, Aurora is a lesbian who is about as butch as they come. Her true love is her motorcycle, and she treats women with a stereotypical chauvinistic male attitude. However, Reed shows his readers Aurora's tricks to get woman - straight or lesbian - into bed, which turns into a hot erotica. This story reads with the same excitement of virginal sex mixed with the taboo of lesbian erotica. I was pleased to see this is a series.

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Guest Post by Harlotte Sometimes

Consider Kink and Genre When Writing Smut

Guest Post by Harlotte Sometimes
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Everyone who will listen knows I’m a kinky girl. I like ALL the sex. Tell me you want to try something but you don’t want your friend to know, and I’m your gal. Tell me you tried something and it rocked your socks off, and I’m next in line to ride THAT ride!

Men have scars for questioning my kinky. This sexy vixen uses claws! In light of this confession, please understand I only write to tell you this dirty, painful secret out of my twisted ideal of love.

I understand, young smut writer, YOU think its kinky when your boyfriend calls you “Daddy.” When it comes to writing commercial erotica, “Daddy” is only kinky if your boyfriend is also your step-son.

“Kink” is a marketing term, just the same as “Genre.” To successfully self-publish and sell, this distinction means everything.

To illustrate, allow me to explain what Kink isn’t. Kink is not the same as “Freaky,” “Nasty,” or “Oh my god, she DIDN’T!”

I think of “freaky”, “nasty”, and “romantic” as spice for my story, and I use them accordingly. ALL successful smut has some of those flavors. No matter how HOT a story tastes, these spices do not sell meals.

To continue overcooking my metaphor, Kink describes the way your food is served and Genre describes the basis for the menu. “Billionaire” (a genre) means “comfort food” in this culinary example; “FemDom” (a kink) says “pub style.”

Amazon, believe it or not, offers many tools for uncovering the ways its customers behave. Amazon wants you to sell as many books as possible. The biggest secrets in Smut Writing Success hide behind the unpublished toolkit Amazon provides.

To understand Amazon’s model of the Universe, use Amazon as a customer does. Complete the purchase process. Read.

Sooner or later, Amazon will act as if Amazon understands you. Amazon pays attention to which links you click and how long you spend on a page. Look at the books Amazon recommends for you. Keep track and decode the data contained in Amazon’s URLs.

If your browser enables “auto complete”, Amazon will try to guess the phrase you mean to type. Amazon also tells each browser how many titles meet their search results. If you type “sex” and Amazon suggests “sex addiction”, maybe Amazon has some questionable ideas about your reading desires. Or perhaps Amazon knows more about your customers than you assume. Maybe you should take Amazon’s advice.

Once I conceived the Kink / Genre cooking model, I took my job as  spokes-supermodel to a higher level. I no longer told myself “this toe-sucking scene is super kinky, and the character happens to be the member of a motorcycle club, so YAHTZEE!”

In my metaphor, my previous statement seems just as silly as selling my meal as “Creole” because I used some red pepper and I like endin’ gerunds in apostrophes.

Dinner may taste great tonight, but folks expecting real bayou cookin’ are, AT BEST, looking for someplace else to eat. My red-pepper flavored potential best seller will not make me millions from people too hungry to look for the meal they want.

In short, I know you’re a great writer, sweetheart. I honestly believe you’re the VERY best. This is about marketing, honey, not talent. No one believes in you more than me.

You don’t start getting good at anything until you learn to do the thing. Now come give your Princess Harlotte a big, sloppy kiss.

Monday, April 6, 2015

The Witches' Covenant by Michael Dalton


Erich, Ariel and Astrid have begun their life together, but all is not well.

Ariel and Astrid have discovered that sharing a husband is a greater challenge than they anticipated, a challenge that is exacerbated by a difficult winter trip to Wittenberg, where Erich hopes to enter the service of Frederick III, Elector of Sachsen. But their trip is soon interrupted by unexpected complications.

In the town of Marburg, a century-old agreement that has kept the peace between the Landgraviate of Hessen and a band of witches in the forest is beginning to unravel. The young Landgrave, Philip, needs to consolidate his authority, and the witches want something from him that he does not dare surrender.

Erich and his wives are drawn into this conflict, and in the process discover a mystery that seems tied to their unique magical bond—a mystery that may threaten its very existence if they cannot resolve it.

In this second installment in the bestselling Twin Magic series, Michael Dalton spins together magic, steampunk, and traditional German fairy tales into another entertaining alternate history adventure.

My Review:
Michael has done it again! While we're still following the story of the twins and their husband, in The Witches' Covenant we also meet a whole new set of characters, all of which are equally as unique and dynamic as those we meet in the first installment of this series. The tales of the individual characters are interwoven as we learn more about magic and the unique powers the twins posses. While there's a lot going on in this book, Michael does an excellent job of cluing his readers in to what's going on so that we don't get lost in the story. Just like the first part, I couldn't put this book down. And also just like the first book, this one resolves leaving the reader satisfied... but also hints there's more to come, leaving the reader to curious to know what's next.

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Friday, April 3, 2015

Her Birthday Breeding by Fionna Guillaume


If there's one thing Sarah wants for her birthday, it's for her sexy husband David to finally get her pregnant. She's 36, ovulating, and ready to be a mom. She's definitely not prepared for the surprise birthday present David brings home, though: a ridiculously gorgeous man who identifies himself as a stud. His goal? To inseminate her right away. No preamble; just the goods. But Sarah has some ideas of her own...

This 6,300-word short erotica features an adventurous husband-and-wife pair, champagne used for some unexpected purposes, and a professional stud for hire whose only goal is to knock her up. Not for the easily shocked!

The pleasure was so intense it bordered on pain, and Sarah gritted her teeth to prevent herself jerking away. Her clit tingled unbearably, so aroused it felt ready to detonate; only the tiniest thread held her back from orgasm now. David broke it with his tongue. Still aiming the tingling cascade, he pressed his mouth against her and began swirling his tongue around and around, licking the delicate edges of her labia, sweeping down around the curve of her pussy, and circling back up to her clit, filling his mouth with champagne as he went. He hadn’t even made three laps before Sarah exploded. She lost all control as the orgasm rocketed through her, overwhelming her senses with trembling, helpless ecstasy. Her knees shook against David’s shoulders and her back heaved upwards, then collapsed as pleasure hurtled through her, zooming up and down her limbs before concentrating in a final burst between her legs, leaving her limp and panting in the tangled covers.

“Now that’s the way to drink champagne,” David said at last, after catching his breath. Sarah only moaned, incapable of speech, much less movement. All she could manage was sliding one hand to his head, gently stroking his face before settling her fingers in his hair. He gave her several long moments to recover, while her body slowly came down from its incredible high.

“I’ve got something even better for your birthday, though,” he continued. “Don’t you want to guess what it is?”

“David, don’t ask me to guess, I can’t even think right now.”

“Try,” he urged, “What’s something we’ve been wanting for a long time, something we talked about just yesterday? Something that needs to get started at a specific time of month, right around now…”

Muddily, Sarah’s mind put together the pieces.

“You mean… a baby?”

A grin of affirmation spread across David’s face as he nodded. He looked so excited and sincere, he couldn’t be joking. And that was good, because Sarah was more than ready to get started with the baby-making. She reached out and took his shoulders, pulling him up on top of her. His erection pressed hotly in the dip between her thigh and pelvis, and she swiveled her hips slowly against him, teasing, encouraging.

“Well, then,” she said in a sultry whisper, “you really did find the perfect birthday present.”

She was angling to take him in, ready for some good, rough sex to reinvigorate her after that incredible champagne orgasm, but once again David had other ideas. He leaped back nimbly and put on his bathrobe, already headed for the door by the time Sarah managed to sit up.

“Where are you going?” she asked, truly confused now.

“To get your present!” he crowed, slamming the bedroom door in his excitement on the way out.

Sarah smoothed down her skirt, grumbling in frustration. What was with him today? Creative oral sex was all very well, but running around the house looking for birthday presents was nothing but a waste of a perfectly good boner. Not to mention, his secrecy was starting to get on her nerves. Footsteps scuffled outside the door and she stood up, arms crossed over her chest, waiting to give David a piece of her mind. Her mouth was already open in preparation for a tirade when the door swung inwards and the words died in her mouth. The man in the doorway was a complete stranger – a devastatingly handsome stranger. And in one hand he dangled her abandoned panties.

My Review:
The intimacy of making a baby combined with the taboo of a threesum makes way for a hot erotic short! Sarah's anticipation of the events, with Jay's basic mating instincts, and David's romantic desire to please create a great balance of energy and storytelling. Also, I'm now inspired to try out some champagne oral sex - thanks Fionna!

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Guest Post by A. Aimee

Love or abuse? Liberation or bondage?
Looking at the themes in “Good Pussy Bad Pussy – Rachel’s Tale” by A. Aimee
Guest Post by A. Aimee

I wrote “Good Pussy Bad Pussy – Rachel’s Tale” because of my fascination with sex! Yes, like most people, I’m obsessed, fascinated, tormented and enchanted by sex. And it’s no wonder since sex is the most powerful drive, urge, impulse of them all! Or as I like to say – Nothing satisfies like sex. Nothing completes like sex. Nothing releases like sex. Nothing can compete with sex!

So I wanted to write about orgasm as the ultimate surrender and a portal to ecstasy and bliss – in other words, I wanted to write about orgasm as a state that is so intoxicating that everyone wants to experience it! And then I wanted to add to this an exploration of the conundrum that arises if we reach this intoxicating state of surrender and bliss in and through situations (and/or with people) that we don’t particularly like or find acceptable.

In other words, what happens when the body experiences one thing while the mind is screaming something else? And by this I mean – our bodies are designed so that when we are stimulated sexually, the sensations are pleasurable whether or not we like the person we’re with or the situation we’re in. Interestingly enough, this is something many people experience even though most people will not admit it or talk about it because they consider it shameful. And because experiences like this are so taboo, when something like this happens, it leaves most people confused, ashamed and/or upset. Because how can something be both objectionable and pleasurable at the same time? It’s a real dilemma. So what does it mean? And how do we live with experiences like this and deal with them?

This is what happens to Rachel, the main character in “Good Pussy Bad Pussy” In her attempt to escape an unhappy marriage, she runs away and discovers and experiences great sexual release in ways that surprise, delight and shock her but which are not always socially acceptable. Hence the title of the book – Good Pussy Bad Pussy.

And then I wanted all this to take place against the backdrop of our modern day society – with all its ideas about marriage, fidelity and monogamy which so often block or twist or pinch off our natural sexual drive/energy and our ability to joyfully experience our own sexuality.

So the book asks many questions. Questions like – what is Rachel, the heroine of the book, really experiencing? Is it love or abuse? Is it liberation or bondage? Is she really free or not? And who is making these choices for her? How much of all that happens to her in the book is based on social programming and negative social norms about sex? These are some of the questions the book poses through the dilemmas Rachel faces in the book.

So yes, I tried to mix all this together and from what readers and reviewers are saying, I can see I have at least managed to stir some of this up. Many reviewers say they initially didn’t like the main character, Rachel, because of what she does, but then as they follow her through the story, they come to understand her and finally really love her and her journey.

Hope you will enjoy Rachel’s journey as much as I have!

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