I love bad boys, but I also adore bad girls and I've just met one that makes me want to squeal like a fan girl. Captain Chantel DuBois, a French Animal Control Captain, the villain from Madagascar Three. Oh yeah, she's a bitch and we despise her for wanting Alex's head for her trophy wall, but she has several traits I admire.
1. Her single-minded determination. She wants something, she will get it. You can see it in her wicked eyes, she will let nothing stop her as she strives towards her prize. I would like to be more like this when reaching for my own goals.
2. She knows when to use emotion. *slight spoiler alert* When she sings to her wounded comrades to inspire them, even though I don't understand French, I was moved. Like a smart woman, she knew the time was right to use passion and not her usual steamroller technique.
3. Lipstick is part of her look. As she whips out that tube and smacks on the bright red gloss, I clap my hands. We all have that special beauty enhancement we can't do without, so whatever type of war paint we need to battle the day, I say we go for it.
The pace of the movie was a little more hurried than the other two previous installments, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. One of my other favorite parts was when a Ducati came into play. I snorted out loud, and got those silly giggles that wouldn't stop. Love it when that happens! I won't ruin the movie by saying any more, so check it out when you need a fun and entertaining happily ever after.
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He continued to trail his finger over her stomach then brushed it lightly across her thigh, stroked her calf and foot, before slowly climbing back up her leg. Burning desire roared through her, and she couldn’t hold back any longer. She arched her hips, thrusting her pelvis at him, desperate for his touch at her core.
“Don’t worry, I’m getting there. I want a taste of you first.”
When he put his mouth on her thigh, Star thought she would fly off the bed. Her skin had burned as his finger was caressing it, now her entire body sizzled. She panted and writhed as he licked his way up her leg, electric currents flowing from her head to her toes. He reached her clit and flicked his tongue along the edge—she grabbed his hair and pulled his head up.
“What are you doing to me? Is this some kind of trick?”
“What do you mean? Doesn’t this feel good?”
“Hell yes, it feels good, it feels better than good. Like I’m about to catch on fire and go up in flames. I’ve never had this happen to me. And before you get that grin on your face, I don’t believe it’s just because you’re so good in bed. What’s going on?”
“I would have to say we have wonderful chemistry together, Star. I’m magic, and I am so good in bed, but there’s some kind of special attraction between us. Don’t say you haven’t felt it. Now, can I go back to what I was doing?”
Star squirmed with pleasure as Adam resumed his activity. Whatever caused her body to react to him like this became more intense. He was right, there was something between them, something powerful and intoxicating. She forgot all about the quick and simple plan and wanted this to go on forever. Bolts of bliss danced in her brain and waves of pleasure ran through her body, consuming her.
Adam rolled her onto her stomach and she took a sharp breath and pulled the sheet close to her body.
“Roven, what are you doing here? You’re supposed to be over by the door.”
“I-I can’t help it. You’re so beautiful. I’ve never seen a naked human female. Is your skin as soft as it looks?”
The pixie’s pupils were huge and Star noticed a bulge in his pants. He was obviously highly aroused, and to her surprise, this made her ever more excited, which she wouldn’t have thought possible. She looked at Adam—who had momentarily stopped his activities—and raised a questioning eyebrow at him. He smiled.
“If it makes you happy,” he said, reading her thoughts. “But only a quick touch. I want her to myself.”
Roven stepped closer to the bed and tentatively put his hand on Star’s calf. He ran it up her leg and moaned.
“So soft and warm,” he murmured and, reaching her butt, squeezed tentatively.
Another burst of heat ran through her body. Roven’s hand was different from Adam’s. It was smaller and had a smoother texture. He trembled slightly and she could sense his excitement. She spread her legs, encouraging him to explore further. Slickness from her drenched pussy and Adam’s mouth coated her thighs and her lips throbbed. Roven slid his fingers between her lips and gasped.
“Oh, sweet goddess, it’s so wet! Are you all right? Are you bleeding? Are you hurt?”
“No I’m not hurt, I’m turned on. What, don’t your women get wet?”
“Not like this, they just get a little moist. Doesn’t his sex organ slide out?”
“Roven.” Adam glared, and Star suppressed a grin, certain he regretted inviting the other man to join them.
“Sit there, lean against the headboard. Let me show you what I can do with my mouth besides giggle,” Star said.
Adam eagerly scooted to the head of the bed and while Roven fondled her, she rose up to her elbows and wrapped her mouth around Adam’s cock. It was hard as a railroad spike, and the thought of that rod ramming into her pussy sent a fresh burst of juice between her legs. Star had never been overly fond of oral sex but found the sensation of pleasuring Adam while being pleasured by Roven exquisite.
She ran her lips up and down his shaft and teased the head with her tongue, lightly flicking the sensitive spot on the underside. Adam groaned and shuddered. Knowing what bliss she was giving him intensified her own. Even without Roven’s attention, she was drowning in ecstasy.
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I've never been to a book reading, have you? My friends across the pond are going to have what sounds like a fabulous day in June of this year. If you are in the area, buy a ticket to this event for £7.50 by February 25th and save 25%. I don't know what the conversion rate is in US dollars, but I believe that's a great price for hours of sexy fun. I doubt I'll make it, so I'll have to schedule a little time to have a long-distance toast with them.
Don't be turned off by 'smut'. The British attach a different meaning to the word than we do in the United States. Here, it has negative connotations, but from the British works I've read, smut is more fun and playful. If anyone has thoughts on this word and it's use, I'd love to hear them.
Here's what's going on at the party:
This ticket will get you in to the Smut by the Sea Book launch with free nibbles and a glass of something bubbly plus readings that will get you in the mood for some seaside good loving. Smut by the Sea takes place on the 22nd June at Scarborough Library. The event runs all day with readings and an erotic marketplace during the day (10am-4pm), featuring top authors like KD Grace, Janine Ashbless, Victoria Blisse, Lucy Felthouse, Tabitha Rayne, Lexie Bay, Slave Nano and Ruby Kiddell. And then the evening will showcase Smut by the Sea volumes 1&2 between 6-9 pm.
Pick up tickets for your beloved today and give a gift that will keep on giving! For more details check http://smutbythesea.co.uk and buy your tickets here http://smutbythesea.eventbrite.co.uk/
I received this information from Victoria Blisse, one of the hardest working romance authors I know. She is continually having new and fun events, so follow her if you can keep up.
Swept Away Blog Hop
Thank you for joining me as we celebrate the month of love. We all want love in our life, but ask ten people what love is and you'll get ten different answers. For my contest, tell me one word to describe your true love. It can be your husband, boyfriend, partner, child, pet, or even hoped-for lover.
I'll go first. My honey just told me I had a beautiful face. Awwww. My word for him is 'spontaneous'. My cat is lying on one of my feet, and my word for her is 'cuddly'. How about you? Leave me a comment and be entered to win either an Ebook from my back list (that's everything except Out of the Ordinary), or, for US residents only, a goodie bag with homemade one-of-a-kind bookmarks and other hand-crafted items.
Thanks for stopping by, and thanks to Drea for all her hard work with this hop. Go to this link for the next name on this list, and happy hopping! http://thebloghopspot.com/event-page/
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Tuesday Treat: Romance with rocks
Have you ever been to a rock and gem show? I love rocks, gemstones and crystals, and I try to make it to the shows in our area every chance I get. These elements have long been associated with romance, love and magic and they have powerful earth energy. I weave them into my stories often.
Rock and gem shows aren't just a bunch of long-haired hippies waving crystals, or grizzled miners with chunks of stones falling out of their pockets. There are many types of items for sale at these events from precious gems in intricate jewelry settings to raw stones in every variety imaginable.
There's something for every budget starting with simple polished rocks for a few dollars to gorgeous jewelry and huge chunks of gemstones for hundreds. I managed to behave myself this year and came away with a few treats.
I won a Himalayan salt crystal lamp donated by Book and Bead Outlet, but since I already have one, they were kind enough to let me exchange it for a copper and freshwater pearl bracelet. Though it was a little more than I should have spent, I couldn't resist the heart-shaped amethyst stone. The cactus crystal? It's so phallic, I had to have it!
If you get the opportunity, go to a show in your area. You never know what you will find amongst the rocks.
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It's kind of nice to think of the summer solstice right now in the midst of this chilly winter. Join me as I welcome Brenda Sparks to my blog. She's shared a yummy recipe and a hot excerpt for our treat today.
When I wrote A Midsummer Night’s Demon, I knew I wanted the story to center around the Pagan festival of Litha. Litha generally falls in the third week of June, during the summer solstice, as the midsummer heat creates a fiery passion that leaves people breathless. The more I learned about the festival, the more the holiday intrigued me.
Litha celebrates abundance, fertility, virility, and nature. During the celebration it is customary to wear garland and crowns of flowers made from the yellow blossoms of St. John’s Wort. Litha rites include dancing, singing, storytelling and feasting centered around a bonfire. Often courting couples will join hands and jump over the Litha fire three times to ensure a happy marriage, many children, and financial prosperity.
Faeries are said to abound in great numbers on Midsummer’s Eve. As part of the Litha celebration people will commune with the faeries and leave them sweet offerings outdoors. Upon discovering part of the Litha rituals involved sprinkling an offering to faeries, I had to find out what might be given. It is widely believed that faeries enjoy milk, cheese, bread, and sweets and therefore those items are generally scattered in offering. While doing research for my story, I came across a yummy recipe I’d like to share.
Faery Fruit Compote
½ cup water
2 tablespoons of Marigold petals
½ cup of sugar
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
Boil, stirring until sugar dissolves. Let cool.
In a bowl combine
1 ½ cups each of orange, lime, and tangerine slices
2 cups blueberries.
Pour water mixture over fruit and chill overnight. Serve over lemon angel food cake.
So make yourself some Faery Fruit Compote and enjoy an excerpt from my latest book, A Midsummer Night’s Demon. Thank you for reading!
He stalked toward her, watched her irises darken with yearning. His heated stare raked over her body making goose bumps rise on her flesh. Ky lowered himself next to her on the couch. He could hear her heartbeat increase when he cupped the back of her neck with his large palm. His eyes blazed a trail along her face, over her chocolate eyes and petite nose, down her full lips, to the delicate skin on her neck. He kept his perusal slow to give her the opportunity to deny him.
“Are you sure about this?” Ky’s eyes searched hers.
“Positive,” She pulled her hair to one side of her neck and bent her head to give him access. “Yes. Please. Now,” she begged.
Ky’s response came in the form of a nibble, earning him a giggle when his hair touched against her neck. He intended to savor this special moment. His fangs lengthened from his gums in anticipation. Desire rushed through his veins, hardening his body. His lips brushed her smooth flesh, the stubble of his chin sent a fresh round of goose bumps to pebble her skin.
She trembled under his hand when his tongue darted out to taste her. He became a shadow in her mind, feeling everything she did. Ky felt the sensation of his tongue swirl over her tender flesh. His small touches increased her passion until her body burned white-hot with need that left them both shocked and aroused.
Being in her mind, feeling her reaction to his caresses, fed his own passion, increasing his desire for her.
“Is this what you want?” His lips brushed her neck as he spoke.
“Yes, please...Ky.” His name came out a plea which he silenced with a kiss as he eased her back in his arms, his body pushing hers down onto the couch.
Buy link for A Midsummer Night’s Demon
Thank you, Brenda, for sharing with us!
Born in Virginia, Brenda now resides in the Sunshine State with her incredibly supportive husband, and their beloved son. Balancing her professional commitment to the local school district with her writing is challenging at times, but writing suspenseful paranormal romances is a passion that won’t be denied. Her idea of a perfect day is one spent in front of a computer with a hot cup of coffee, her fingers flying over the keys to send her characters off on heir latest adventure.
Brenda's next novel entitled,Weaver of Dreams, will be released later this year. It is a fanciful tale in which beings from another dimension visit humans at night to feed from the emotions produced by their dreams.
Visit Brenda at www.brenda-sparks.com
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