Check me out today on Shelly Bell’s Blog!
I’m talking all about my writing and how and why I do what I do!
Also Ivy’s Surprise it still free on Amazon!
Guest blogging with use to day is my friend Nora Snowdon and she’s talking about SEX!!!
As a smut writer, one would assume that I’d have lovers jumping out of the woodwork. After all, what man wouldn’t want to be with a woman thinking about sex 24/7? The idea of trying out new positions, toys and sexplay would be an added incentive. So why am I turning into a solitary crazy cat lady?
There are a couple of good theories on this. One is that perhaps I’m suffering from romance readers’ (and writers’?) letdown. In our books we write of guys so lustful for the heroine, and vice versa, that they rarely make it to the bedroom before tearing off clothes and ravishing each other to many screams of ecstasy. And then they continue for several subsequent rounds of ravishing. And the men…? Looking at romance book covers for the last few years you’ll see incredible male torsos rarely found in real life. (Although it bothers me how many headless guys are featured on covers these days. Is that to avoid paying male models as much, or are publishers telling the truth that they want the reader to imagine their ideal guy’s face as opposed to imposing one? Headless implies to me that the brain, and humor, of the hero is not as important as his flawless torso.)
Reality just doesn’t stack up next to these airbrushed images or their sexual stamina. Compare the fantasy of a George Clooney type lover catering to our every desire to the more likely John C. Reilly prototype—complete with erectile dysfunction and whining about money woes—that we eventually end up with, and you can see the disconnect. I’ve given up on many childhood dreams: the pony, the ballet career, the Malibu Barbie pink convertible, but damn it, I’m not giving up on being swept off my feet by Prince Charming! And I’m not settling for any darn frog…
And so I sit at home writing smut, drinking wine and playing with my fifteen cats and wonder… Will George Clooney ever respond to my e-mail??? John C. Reilly???
Visit Nora at http://www.norasnowdon.com
K.F. Zuzulo is blogging today at RomCon. “I’m talking genies, the allure of the desert, and our Sapphire Bue anthology SPELLS, SLOTS AND SIRENS. Leave a comment to get a free copy of my genie short Saturnalia, plus you’ll have a chance to win a $20 Barnes & Noble eGift card!” So go stop by and see her!
What Would You Wish For?
Good Morning Sunshines!! It is early Sunday morning and I am ready for our writing prompt. Here’s our picture. Remember play along and write your own six lines.
Lisette raised her leg and ran it up along Jeremy’s thigh. His rough pants were a sharp contrasts to her smoother skin. As her skirt hiked up her damp panties came in contact with the bulge in his pants even though she had to stand on tip toe to do so. He ran his hands slowly up and down her back I’m that caressing gentle way he had. “Jeremy, please, make love too me.” The soft breeze off the ocean blew through the open door and she almost missed his whispered, “Yes, my love.”
Today is six line Sunday so today I am going to be thankful for writing. It has saved me and changed my life. Enjoy and don’t forget to play along. Here’s the picture prompt.
Anna laid next to Romeo and remembered why she was thankful this year. He had saved her life, saved her from her downward spiral into the black oblivion that was her scared soul. “I love you,” she whispered as she lay close to him under the velvet midnight sky. It was cold and crisp yet refreshing and freeing. If it hadn’t been for him, her whole world would have crumbled when Geri left her. “Kiss me, just once, Romeo, I need to find out if we spark that way too,” she whispered leaning forward into his lips.
I am so happy today. I think my world has finally righted itself and by God if it’s not about time. Today I am thankful for my mother in law Juanita, who has a lot to do with my positive self image. She has taught me many things over the years. The first lesson was that I could be ok with myself no matter what size I am. I had an eating disorder is high school. I would starve myself to loose weight then only eat junk food and dinner so my parents wouldn’t be suspicious. I weighted 125lbs and was 5’8″ tall in a size 9/10 and thought I was fat when I met her. Soon after that I got pregnant with my daughter and gained 65 lbs. I wasn’t worried about it because it was pregnancy weight and I lost it pretty fast dropping to 140lbs. But I was okay. Then I had my son and was at 206 when I delivered. I lost that to 150lb and was pretty okay but still on a diet and exercise regimen. Then I had a breakdown when my son was 2 and found out I am Bipolar. I went through a series of bad medicine and illnesses to get where I am today all of which made me gain weight. I learned really fast through the love of my mil, my hubby and my BFFs that size does not matter. So now I am heavy, but extremely happy with myself and my size most of the time. I also learned how to love from my mil. I saw how she love her kids and realized I could love my kids and hubby like that. She also taught me how to cook, which the family is extremely thankful for. My poor hubby and kids lived on Hamburger Helper and Au gratin potatoes for years. She also let us live with her for the for the first six years of our marriage until my hubby got through school and kids got old enough to go to daycare while I worked. She also taught me how to manage and run a daycare. That is why my book Bound by Darkness is dedicated to her. She taught me to be who I am without the masks as much as I can, which is the lesson Lila learns.
Also today is a writing prompt. I am going to put one up each day for the things I am thankful for. So today prompt is this:
It had taken Eli months to admit he was in love with her. She was an angel. A sweet breeze that drifted through his senses every time he thought of doing the wrong thing, making the wrong choice. She was what’d kept him on the straight and narrow for the last few months. The black Katana and his leather jacket were all that was left of his wild life. He was a dark, ominous presence in most peoples lives, but he’d turned in his scythe for her, his angel. Now here he was with her half naked in his arms and all he could think about was the danger they were both in. The Grim Reaper didn’t throw off the will of the devil and the demon himself would be coming for them now with the hounds of hell in tow. For now he would savor her body and bring his hell dulled senses to life, even if for only an hour. He’d take her slow and deep until she shivered and screamed out his name. When they came for her, because she would fall after this, he would fight and protect her. As she rubbed her partially clothed body over him, he pushed his tongue deep into her luscious mouth and reached for his sword. Black as midnight and made of hellfire it warmed his palm. His old friend. Always nearby. Sure that he had taken all necessary precautions he flipped her to her back thankful that her wings were retraced into their slits. He stripped her bra and panties quickly as he melodic voice twinkled in his ears. “Eli, I love you.” “Always, my angel,” he replied and kissed her deep as he penetrated her slick folds. There was a crack of thunder and the flash of lightening as he tore through her barrier. She arched and screamed his name clawing at his back.
So today is a writing update because it’s only 4:30am and I’ve been up since 1:30. Yeah!! Woo Hoo go pumpkin spice coffee in large quantities!
I am happy to announce that The New Moon an Ivy and Edge short and The Taming Moon, Ian, Ivy’s twin brother’s story, has been submitted to Sapphire Blue Publishing I worked long and hard on both of these and can’t wait to see what they think and what you think.
Grace, my godsend editor, and I are working diligently on Dangerous Pride. It has issues that must be fixed. I’m starting on those now and hoping to have the majority accomplished with a small break for meeting up with Dana, a BFF from high school, at some point today, pumpkin carving and muffin making.
Yes ladies and germs, I’m a busy little bee. I also want to remind everyone I wrote a hot little writing prompt snippet yesterday and encourage you to read it for a free sample of my writing. Remember I do these quite frequently for fun and would love to hear feed back. So you know, it has sex in it but, hey, that’s the way I write. And here’s some early candy for Halloween! Sweet and Yummy! Yes Please!
Today’s Thursday finds me with a massive migraine. The usually remedies are not working. So I turned the lights off and thought of you all. Let’s play Round Robin. I start a story and you add to it, the next commenter adds to yours and so on. Tomorrow I will publish the whole story on my blog. And as always we will stare and drool at our Fantasy Friday stud.
Elena couldn’t believe her luck, a modeling shoot with Alexander Vega, one of the hottest up and coming models in the business. His picture was all over New York, sliding across the billboards in Time Square and agents’ desks. The big rumor was he was up for a part in the new Tarantino film. So when he approached her after the shoot with a wicked glint in his eye and that cocky smile on his full pouty lips and said, ” ….
What if one woman was in love with two men? And they both loved her enough to share her. What if they two were in love with each other, what if the complete relationship was a perfect triangle without resentment, or guilt?
What if a woman was caught between two men, being torn apart by her love for each of them and they were both alpha males, neither one wanting to share and each wanting her for his own. What if that was the break in the relationship. Which male would she choose?
What if she was the other woman, and the men were lovers, but one always wondered what might have been had he stayed with her. Maybe his lover gives him one night with her, to explore the possibilities??
What do you think?? What is your what if?
Today is Tuesday, the day of updates. A few things have happened over the last week.
I have an appointment to talk to my editor, Grace, about Dangerous Pride. We have some serious kinks that need working out. I know what they are so we just have to figure out what to do about them.
On the Midnight front I am toying with the idea of writing a full length, say 160 pages for the last Midnight book. I need opinions on this so please comment. It would tie everything up and do the final showdown between Danger, Midnight and Julius.
Taming Moon. Ian’s story still waiting on the CP’s to get back to me and will be sending them a note today now that I’m back from vacation, but am ready to submit. The goal is to do that before November 8.
Also I have a 5,000 word short about Ivy I am going to talk to my editor about releasing or putting up a little at a time for free read.
Today’s photo fantasy is…
How hot is he?? So very lickable!