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Let's talk about SEX. Baby...

Posted by [email protected] on June 30, 2016 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (0)
It's not always about the sex though ... is it?
Has everyone heard the Salt 'N Peppa song, Let's Talk About Sex?

"Let's talk about sex, baby

Let's talk about you and me

Let's talk about all the good things

And the bad things that may be

Let's talk about sex"


Let's get started, shall we?

This is true, unfortunately when the partners are mad at each other or don't care for one another. The male will have his fun without a care if his partner is having fun as well, whereas the female will withhold or seek sex from someone else.
Men and women alike think about sex, but differently - most of the time. Most women equate sex with love while most men look for a way to enjoy the intimate act without any strings attached. There are exceptions, as you know, but I'm not going to get into those.
Sex is fun, dirty, energetic, releasing, gratifying, and satisfying. Well, it is if you and your partner fit well together and neither are afraid of expressing themselves. 
Sex is an expression of one's self in an intimate way, but it has been cheapened as it can be found literally, and figuratively, everywhere.

I'm here today to speak on the literal, or literary aspect of sex we see. Some of the books that I have found in my kindle are:
You see, these all have SEX in their title or subtitle. By reading their names only, you would think they are all erotica or borderline anyway, right? Well, you'd be wrong, mostly. In this line up is a Cozy Mystery, a Contemporary Romance, a Romantic Comedy, a Humor, and a Mystery. Can you tell which is which by their titles? All we know by their titles and covers there MUST be Sex involved.
Here's the rundown:

SEX HELL

By Joe Canzano

Synopsis:

When Debbie de La Fontaine tries to spice up her love life by supernaturally tampering with her sex life, she is cursed to spend every future encounter in a magical place called “Sex Hell,” where the sex is ludicrous and amazing but the romance is scarce.

 

Her only chance for escape is through the stingy clues supplied by an obnoxious demon, and the only way to obtain the clues is by returning to Sex Hell again and again to have outrageous sexcapades with the man she most wants to avoid—or does she?

 

Sex Hell is an absurd comic fantasy about the confusion of relationships. How is love related to sex, and how is sex related to love—and do love and sex need to be related at all?

 

If you’re a fan of authors like Christopher Moore, Douglas Adams, Tom Robbins, Robert Rankin, or Terry Pratchett, give Sex Hell a try!

 

*This book contains profanity and adult situations*

Amazon: http://amzn.to/297fy2O


Sex, Lies, and Snickerdoodles

By Wendy Delaney

Synopsis:

Everybody’s got a secret. A secret crush. A secret liaison. A secret recipe. And for a deadly few, a secret murder. Port Merritt’s favorite bad boy, Russell Falco, was a seasoned veteran of secret liaisons. But after his body washes up on the shore of Merritt Bay, Deputy Coroner and human lie detector, Charmaine Digby, suspects one of those liaisons got Russell killed. Secrets. Lies. Cookie-baking rivals. And a dead guy. Char’s on the case and is determined to find the killer . . . if the killer doesn’t find her first!

Amazon: http://amzn.to/292OQp7


Sex, Lies, and Family Vacations

By Leslie Langtry

Synopsis:

Laura Smith is the mom of two adorable children, the wife of a successful businessman...and the unappreciated shadow of the woman she once was. Somehow, her family never seems to notice that the laundry gets done, the house is picked up, dinner mysteriously appears on the table, and then cleans up after itself. Instead of being her children's idol and her husband's lover, she's become a funny little footnote in her own life. That is until she takes her children on vacation to Disneyworld in sunny Florida, where she just happens to end up in a hotel room right next to her college flame, Alan James. Old passions ignite and new excitement sparks as Laura and Alan bring new meaning to "The Most Magical Place on Earth." But when Laura and Alan's spouses unexpectedly show up in Florida, a comedy of errors ensues, and only one thing is for certain: Laura's life will never be the same again.

 

Note: This book was formerly published under the title The Adulterer's Unofficial Guide to Family Vacations.

 

Amazon: http://amzn.to/297gIv8


Sex, Lies, & Sweet Tea

By Kris Calvert

Synopsis:

Hotter than hell and half of Alabama, FBI Agent, Mac Callahan is thirsty for everything except love. Coming home to bust a white-collar crime ring, Mac intends to execute his usual practice with work and women – get in, get it on and get out. Instead, he finds himself unexpectedly drawn to the legacy of his family, his plantation, and the charms of a Southern girl. Samantha Peterson possesses everything he needs in a woman, including the evidence to wrap his case. As the investigation heats up, so does their passion and a dangerous game ignites. But, then again, everything’s hotter in the South.

Amazon: http://amzn.to/29dotgT


Hook & Ladder 69

Synopsis:

18 Authors. One SEXY Firehouse. All for Charity.

Meet the brave men and women of Station 69, serving the citizens of St. Louis while igniting hearts along the way. Eighteen authors have joined forces to bring you their sizzling stories--some sweet, some five alarm hot--but all for a great cause. Follow the antics and adventures of these sexy firefighters in what promises to be one of the hottest summers yet! This delectable book begs the question: Can anyone resist a hero in uniform?

 

Multiple authors have come together to give you one firehouse where all proceeds from this collaboration go to the Burned Children Recovery Foundation. The Burned Children Recovery Foundation is a national recovery agency that has provided Emotional Support and Financial Aid to Burned Children and their Families since 1989. For more information about this foundation: burnedchildrenrecovery.org

 

Contributing Authors:

Emme Burton, M.C. Cerny, Sarah M. Cradit, Michelle Dare,

Jami Denise, L.B. Dunbar, Lisa Edward, Lia Fairchild,

Mary Catherine Gebhard, Z.B. Heller, Glenna Maynard

Kristen Hope Mazzola, Morgan Jane Mitchell,

Emerson Shaw, Kacey Shea, M. Stratton,

Madison Street, Felicia Tatum

Amazon: http://amzn.to/291sYZ5


And here's a SURPRISE:

F*CKING AWKWARD


Synopsis:

24 Authors. Awkward Sex. Epic Cause.

 

Romance done right is full of beautiful and awe-inspiring sex, where the only noises are gasps of pleasure, and changes of position happen smoothly and effortlessly.

 

But what happens when it all goes wrong?

 

This collection of short stories will bring you back to the real world, where you laugh to keep from crying, because sometimes, it's just F*cking Awkward!

 

100% of digital sales profits go to charity!

 

Over 330 pages of laugh out loud stories from the following Authors:

Taryn Plendl, Angel Justice, Ahren Sanders, Aly Martinez, Amanda Maxlyn, BA Wolfe, Brooke Blaine, Brooke Page, Carey Heywood, Christine Zolendz, CM Foss, Dina Littner, Ella Frank, Heather C. Leigh, HJ Bellus, K Langston, Laura Ward, Lex Martin, Liv Morris, Mel Ballew, RE Hunter, Stacy Kestwick, Tiffany Aleman, Trudy Stiles

 

**Foreword written by Tara Sivec, USA Today Bestselling Author**

*This book contains profanity and adult situations*

Amazon: http://amzn.to/294m61k


Okay! Now that you have read the synopses, do you know which book belongs to which genre?

I'll let you think for another moment or so...

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Here's the answers:

SEX HELL : Humor

Sex, Lies, and Snickerdoodles : Cozy Mystery

Sex, Lies, and Family Vacations : Romantic Humor

Sex, Lies, & Sweet Tea : Mystery

Hook & Ladder 69 : Contemporary Romance

F*CKING AWKWARD : Romance: Didn't see that one coming, did you? teehee

Well, we all know how awkward sex is!


Bottom line?

We all know sex sells even if the story isn't actually about sex.

Just hint there may be sex involved, books and movies fly from the shelves.

Looking at the books above, it looks like sex and lies go hand and hand.

What do you think about sex and lies?

I think we will leave that as a topic for later...

*Seriously, though, I want to know your thoughts. 


The Smart/Geeky Heroine

Posted by [email protected] on June 24, 2016 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (0)


I adore books with a smart heroine.

The girl who hacks into an FBI database or puzzles her way out of a complicated set-up. Mostly they are portrayed as a bit (ok.. a lot) geeky, socially awkward, shy and - of course! - secretly beautiful. But they can use brainpower and save the day. Extra points when they also save the hero.

 

Smart is sexy!

 

Some of my favorite smart heroines are:

 

1. Lexi Carmichael - Lexi Carmichael Mysteries by Julie Moffett.
https://www.amazon.com/No-One-Lives-Twice-Carmichael-ebook/dp/B003U89RS0?ie=UTF8&qid=1466958676&ref_=la_B001HMQMHU_1_1&s=books&sr=1-1


2. Janie Morris - Neanderthal seeks Human et all (Knitting in the City) by Penny Reid

https://www.amazon.com/Neanderthal-Seeks-Human-Knitting-City-ebook/dp/B00BUWA58E/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1466959212&sr=1-3&keywords=penny+reid+kindle+books


3. Kaitlyn Parker - Elements of Chemistry-series by Penny Reid

https://www.amazon.com/ATTRACTION-Elements-Chemistry-Hypothesis-Book-ebook/dp/B00UPU50EQ/ref=sr_1_13?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1466959323&sr=1-13&keywords:penny+reid+kindle+books


4. Mia Connors - A Geek Girl's Guide to... by Julie Anne Lindsey

https://www.amazon.com/Geek-Girls-Guide-Arsenic-Mysteries-ebook/dp/B014PJ0M9A?ie=UTF8&qid=1466959531&ref_=la_B005H86VV2_1_2&s=books&sr=1-2


5. Annie Cantrel - The Hooker and the Hermit (Rugby #1) by Penny Reid

https://www.amazon.com/Hooker-Hermit-L-H-Cosway-ebook/dp/B00RW00WZE/ref=sr_1_8?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1466959415&sr=1-8&keywords=penny+reid+kindle+books&refinements=p_n_feature_browse-bin%3A618073011

 


Gah, you can see I am a fan of Penny Reid :-)

 

There must be so many other smart, brainy, lovely heroines out there.

Do you have a favorite or favorites?

Let us know!

Lovers are Gonna Hate

Posted by [email protected] on June 23, 2016 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (0)

 


I have been binge reading enemies to lover’s romances and a few titles have specifically caught my attention, To Hate Adam Connor by Ella Maise, Hayden, I Hate You by Kristen Flowers and Dear Heart, I Hate You by J. Sterling.



It got me thinking that there is so much passion in both loving and hating someone. It takes a lot of time and effort to do both continuously, neither come effortlessly. In each of the books I have read, the heroes have done something to turn the heroine’s life completely upside down. The heroine of course, being the strong independent woman that she is, gets pissed. How dare a man go and do something to her life?!? This fuels the fire and vehemence towards this man that took things out of her control. Of course, at the same time the heroines are developing this sense of resentment toward this man ,so beautiful and you can’t help but drool over them a little.


- Tug of War -


I love the inner dialogue and struggles that these heroines have within themselves. It is difficult to ignore and have apathy for someone when you have such a strong feeling for them. Their minds were bitter and trying to convince them that this man is out to get them while they continue to battle their hormones, which start jumping up and down inciting butterflies and a tingling sensation that sets them on fire and drenches their




- Determined Men -


Once these heroes figure out that these women are their equals and that no other woman could spar with them or keep them on their toes like these women do, they come to the realization that they must do whatever it takes to convince these women that they belong together. Grand gestures, and being stubborn and waiting the woman out so that she knows he isn’t going anywhere are just a few ways they have proved their love. I find it humorous that these big bad tough men come to realization that they are in love with the women before the women can even begin to flirt with the idea that they might be falling in love.


- It’s in the Details-


I think what really makes this type of book stand out for me is the witty banter back and forth. There is not much more that I love in a novel than a heroine with a fierce independent streak who stands her ground and doesn’t allow herself to be walked all over like a doormat. And they all have a great support system comprised of their family or best friends who have their best interest at heart— and that makes me overjoyed.

There are loads of enemy to lover’s novels out there that I have relished.

Please let me know which are your favorites.