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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Christmas Re-cap

So you may not care how my Christmas was, but I'm going to tell you anyway :)

For starters, the weather here in South Carolina does not feel like Christmas. Hell, most days it barely feels like winter. But as soon as Friday rolled around it felt like Christmas. I made most of my gifts this year and, per usual, I was rushing until the last minute to pull it all off. I did though, and Friday I had part of my family over for appetizers and mingling. It's a little tradition I started a few years ago. As we got older piling into beds at my grandparents house just got to be too much, not to mention we all got too big to sleep three to a bed :) So since we couldn't spend the night together I started hosting a dinner thing the night before Christmas Eve for everyone to get together for some real visiting before the festivities on Christmas Eve. We all have a lot going on during the holidays so it makes it easier to do it early. 

I cooked like a crazy woman and we had a great time. Then I spent Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with my immediate family and exchanged gifts with J on Christmas night. 

I got two big gifts, one from my parents and one from J. I have a new Keurig! Yay! AND I'm going to see my favorite musical on stage in the spring!

So it was a good Christmas. I got to spend a lot of time with family and it was really laid back this year so that was awesome. Because my parents are divorced I have always had a lot to do during the holidays, it's usually  three days worth of running around, this year it was actually four. I do love seeing everyone though. 

How was everyone else's Christmas? I'm gonna take it easy for the rest of the week, I'm catching up at work and I'm going to be busy this weekend, but I'll get back to a normal blogging routine next week. 

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Drumroll Please.....

And the Winner of Santa's Sexy Little Secrets Writing Contest is.....

Second Place goes to Christmas Day by Jezzybella

Nanny's The Naughty List came in third. 

I'd like to thank everyone for entering the contest. I'm going to take some time to recover from the holidays and catch up on my book reviews before the next contest but I'm excited about what's to come in 2012!

If you won a package I will be in touch soon to get your shipping address :)

The 12 Days of EdenFantasys Christmas!

EdenFantasys is great. I just love the wide variety of sex toys, lingerie, and all kinds of other products they have to offer. For Christmas they are offering lots of discounts and free shipping on orders $25 or more! So in honor of Christmas I thought I'd show you some of my favorite wishlist products by way of a familiar holiday tune :)

The 12 days of EdenFantasys Christmas

On the 1st day of Christmas my lover bought for me an Olga Steel Double-Ended Dildo.

On the 2nd day of Christmas my lover bought for me, Two Liberator Shapes 

and an Olga Steel Double-Ended Dildo.

On the 3rd day of Christmas my lover bought for me, Three sets of Handcuffs,

Two Liberator Shapes, and an Olga Steel Double-Ended Dildo

On the 4th day of Christmas my lover bought for me, Four Edible Body Butters,
Three sets of Handcuffs, Two Liberator Shapes, and an Olga Steel Double-Ended Dildo

On the 5th day of Christmas my lover bought for me, 5 Vibrating Cock Rings!

Four Edible Body Butters, Three sets of Handcuffs, Two Liberator Shapes and an Olga Steel Double-Ended Dildo.

On the 6th day of Christmas my lover bought for me a Jimmy Jane Afterglow Sampler

Five Vibrating Cock Rings! Four Edible Body Butters, Three sets of Handcuffs, Two Liberator Shapes and an Olga Steel Double-Ended Dildo.

On the 7th Day of Christmas my lover bought for me a Hitachi Magic Wand with attachments,

Nubbed silicone sleeve for the Hitachi Magic Wand or Ideal vibratorSilicone hitachi magic wand attachmentQuality silicone replacement head for Ideal and Hitachi Wand model vibratorsPhthalate-free G-spot attachment for Ideal and Hitachi brand massagers
Jimmy Jane Afterglow Sampler, Five Vibrating Cock Rings! Four Edible Body Butters, Three sets of Handcuffs, Two Liberator Shapes and an Olga Steel Double-Ended Dildo.

On the 8th day of Christmas my lover bought for me, Eight Sets of Lingerie,
The set includes a satin silhouette corset.Corset dress with stockings by Dreamgirl.Flocked damask print corset with center back powernet panels, boning, velvet detailing on cups and boning covers and center back hook & eye closure.3 Piece Peignoir, Babydoll, & G-String. Available in Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X and 3X sizes.Mesh baby doll with faux fur trim along hem and cups featuring elastic underbust with rhinestone buckle detailing, criss-cross straps and matching mesh G-string.2 PC. Lycra/mesh babydoll with gathered lace padded cups, rhinestone button detail and removable straps. Includes lycra G-StringRed sheer baby-doll dress with matching thong made of nylon.Black butterfly accent chemise & thong. Available in 1X, 2X and 3X sizes.
Hitachi Wand with attachments, Jimmy Jane Afterglow Sampler, Five Vibrating Cock Rings! Four Edible Body Butters, Three sets of Handcuffs, Two Liberator Shapes and an Olga Steel Double-Ended Dildo.

On the 9th day of Christmas my lover bought for me, Cat o Nine Tails Flogger,
Eight Sets of Lingerie, Hitachi Wand with attachments, Jimmy Jane Afterglow Sampler, Five Vibrating Cock Rings! Four Edible Body Butters, Three sets of Handcuffs, Two Liberator Shapes and an Olga Steel Double-Ended Dildo.

On the 10th day of Christmas my lover bought for me, Ten Flavored Lubes,
Cat o Nine Tails Flogger, Eight Sets of Lingerie, Hitachi Wand with attachments, Jimmy Jane Afterglow Sampler, Five Vibrating Cock Rings! Four Edible Body Butters, Three sets of Handcuffs, Two Liberator Shapes and an Olga Steel Double-Ended Dildo.

On the 11th day of Christmas my lover bought for me, a Njoy Eleven,
Ten Flavored Lubes, Cat o Nine Tails Flogger, Eight Sets of Lingerie, Hitachi Wand with attachments, Jimmy Jane Afterglow Sampler, Five Vibrating Cock Rings! Four Edible Body Butters, Three sets of Handcuffs, Two Liberator Shapes and an Olga Steel Double-Ended Dildo.

On the 12th day of Christmas my lover bought for me, Twelve Latex-free Condoms,
Njoy Eleven, Ten Flavored Lubes, Cat o Nine Tails Flogger, Eight Sets of Lingerie, Hitachi Wand with attachments, Jimmy Jane Afterglow Sampler, Five Vibrating Cock Rings! Four Edible Body Butters, Three sets of Handcuffs, Two Liberator Shapes and an Olga Steel Double-Ended Dildo.

Sexy Christmas gifts from EdenFantasys - the sex toys shop you can trust!

I received a giftcard in exchange for this post as a part of the EdenFantasys Ambassador Program. Images borrowed from EdenFantasys.com

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Sexy Saturday Read: Women in Lust

Women in Lust
Edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel
Published by Cleis Press
Released November 2011
Provided by Cleis Press for review

From Goodreads:

Lust is intense, overpowering. While in real life we may not always act every time lust calls to us, in fiction, we can abandon the safety of propriety and seek out lust and sex wherever we find them.

Read full Synopsis here...

My Thoughts:
Once again Rachel Kramer Bussel has put together a wickedly satisfying collection of stories that will leave you panting, aching, and wanting more! Reading this collection lead to several very happy nights for my man. These stories really get your blood pumping and your heart racing. I highly recommend it to any one looking for a collection that will keep your panties wet.

This was a collection of erotica containing primarily straight couples but with a handful of what I like to call 'extra fun' :) There were so many great stories it's really hard to pick my favorites, but the top three were probably Strapped by KD Grace, Ode to a Masturbator by Aimee Herman, and Hot for the Teacher by Rachel Kramer Bussel herself.

I highly recommend this one. You'll want to stay in bed with these characters all afternoon ;)

4 out of 5 stars!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Review: Babeland Massage Candles

Babeland Massage Candles
Provided by Babeland.com

Ok, so by now you might have picked up on the fact that I love massage candles, so when Babeland was offering their candles for review I thought I would try them out. They sent me three 1oz massage candles in different fragrances. There was Pashmina, Rice Flower, and Mango Vanilla. They all smelled just wonderful!

The 1oz size was perfect for J and I to give each other back rubs with. I'm guessing that if we were giving all over massages it would have been one candle each. The candles smell nice while they are burning but the retain the oils and the scent while you are using them. I just love massage candles, the warmth of the wax is so relaxing for me. The only thing I noticed with these candles, and I have noticed with one other brand, is that the skin will only absorb so much wax. I could let J rub that warm wax into my skin all day long, but there is definitely a point that my skin doesn't absorb it and then I have a thick residue on my back (or hands if I'm giving the massage). For a normal massage though that doesn't last forever the melted soy wax absorbds nicely. While you skin will have some of the essential oils hanging around they don't feel sticky, it's like lathering up with lotion.

I can't say enough good things about massage candles in general and these candles are very well priced. You can buy the 1oz tins for just $6 each or the 3oz votives for $14. So take a look and get some for yourself today!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

It's Time to Vote!!

Ok, it's that time. Have you read the fabulous submissions to Santa's Sexy Little Secrets?


Here is how it works! You can click the link to the story below to go read the entry. Then come back here and click to Rate the Story! You can rate them all or just your favorites. It's up to you! I will tally the points and announce our winners sometime on December 21st. Happy Reading!

Rate this Story

Entrants if you would like to take a button the code above will direct your readers to this page!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

I'll never do that again...

Are any of you like me? Every time I do something and it goes badly I swear I'm never going to do it again, then a few months later I give it another shot and I get the same results? Seriously, I feel like a glutton for punishment sometimes. 

Things I will (currently) never do again:

Throw a party in my home
Participate In or Host a Package Swap
Accept a jewelry order from a friend without payment upfront
Agree to help organize a group of people with no definitive leader

It's be a frustrating couple of weeks for me. I have to refrain from going on complete rants because the truth is, I knew better. All of the things on that list are things that I've said in the past I would never do again and yet I tried again anyway. It's my own fault really.

On a much brighter note, have you read the contest entries yet?! There are two right now, but there may be more before the day is over! Voting will begin tomorrow and run through December 20th. Also, if you haven't entered to win the $25 EdenFantasys GC today is the last day to do that too!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Over 18 Book Blogger Follow (2)

Keeping with last week's and the end-of-year theme; What are three new-to-YOU-authors that you've read and loved this year?

Well Author/Editor Rachel Kramer Bussel is one that I've read a lot of this year. I have loved almost everything I've read so far.
Victoria Dahl is one that I had read before but only once and I've read more of her this year and loved it.
One author that is mainstream fiction and not really an "Over 18" author is Barabara Kingsolver but she is a phenomenal writer and I look forward to reading more of her in the future.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Dirty Little Secrets (10)

Dirty Little Secret is a weekly meme hosted by the girls at Under the Covers. Every Thursday they ask a question hoping to reveal everyone's dirty little secrets.

To participate in the meme all you need to do is:

1. Be a follower of Under the Covers.
2. Create a post in your blog taking the meme image (code above) and copy instructions.
3. Answer the question! This can be done in any way you like, post a video, write a post etc.
4. Then add your link on their post!

This weeks question:

"Say you're hosting a Christmas Dinner Party. Which three fictional characters would you like to invite?"

That's a tough one! So I'm getting out of book mode and saying I think I would invite Lorelei and Rory Gilmore for sure. They would keep the conversation interesting and keep the party hoping for sure :) Then (back to books) Novalee Nation from Where The Heart Is. I just loved her personality, and the girl had some stories for sure!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Review of Sexy Babydoll and Robe Set

Sexy Babydoll and Robe Set
Manufactured by Dreamgirl
Provided by Hot Plus Size Lingerie .com

From Website: 

This sexy charmeuse babydoll with low cut back, matching robe and attached belt is hot enough for a romantic getaway yet comfortable enough for any night of the week when you would just like to feel a little more pampered and sexy! (Also includes a matching padded lingerie hanger.)

My Thoughts:

I think that this is a well made lingerie set, a great buy for the price! The Babydoll and Robe Set comes on a padded hangar and it is only $26.99. I received the set in black. The charmeuse material was soft to the touch and felt good against my skin. When it first cam out of the package it was very wrinkled, but I simply tossed it in the dryer with a wet washcloth and the wrinkles came right out.

The images on the website do not show the babydoll itself clearly. It is a halter top style with a tie neck and a criss-cross tie low on the back for adjusting the size. I would love to show you a picture of the back, but alas my one complaint is that it was too small. 

I gauged the size needed according to the measurement chart. This set comes in 1X/2X or 3X/4X. My measurements put me on the top end of the 2X but normally with babydolls I wear what the charts indicate. With this set however, it was way too small. I was able to get it on but it simply wouldn't hang right on my body.

Hot Plus Size Lingerie .com will refund or exchange a product if there is a defect or if you were sent the wrong item, but they cannot exchange for any other reason. That is good because you know you aren't getting any used items, but unfortunately you may need to order up a size if you are on the higher end of the measurement chart to be safe. 

Hot Plus Size Lingerie carries styles from several manufacturers and they use the suppliers size charts. This particular item was one of Dreamgirl's styles. I received quick and friendly feedback when inquiring about the sizing issue.

It is a really cute set though. I would recommend it to anyone.

I received this product for free in exchange for an honest review. I was in no other way compensated for this post and all opinions and views are my own. Images borrowed from hotplussizelingerie.com

Monday, December 5, 2011

New Products at EdenFantasys!

Have you heard? EdenFantasys has a new product section!

The website that we all love and know for their sex toys and adult videos and books now has a section for Bath and Body Products as well as Make-Up and Clothing!

I love to pamper myself. I have long been a lotion and scrubs junkie. I have more scented scrubs and lotions than I can ever use. I am really excited that I have some new products to add to my wishlist! (As though I really needed help, haha)

I've always loved that EdenFantasys carried the Coochy Shave Cream (I use it every day! It doubles as a great hair conditioner and it's great for shaving any sensitive ares!), but now they carry body scrubs, lotions, lip color, and face make-up!

They have a new line of products by Cake, and I really want to try the Satin Sugar Hair and Body Powder! I've always wanted this stuff, now I think I'm finally going to try it!

Don't worry, if these products aren't your thing you can still find all your favorite products at EdenFantasys.com! Right now they have all kinds of promotions in time for Christmas!

So be sure to check out all of the great discounts they are offering while you are doing your Christmas Shopping!

Sexy Christmas gifts from EdenFantasys - the sex toys shop you can trust!

I received a gift card in exchange for this post.

Contest/Giveaway Reminder!

So I was on vacation last week and even though I didn't plan to be vacationing from the blog, I did. :) I don't regret it because I had a great time! But alas, I haven't been promoting the contest and I haven't gotten any entries yet! How sad! 
I"m hoping you were all busy shopping and decorating and this is why :)

You still have time to enter! Post your stories and link up HERE.

Also, don't forget the EdenFantasys Giftcard Giveaway!

I managed to review a few products while I was gone, tee hee, so expect those this week. Also, the Gettin' Cozy Gift Swap Link-up will be up this week as soon as I touch base with a few people.

It's Christmastime!!!

Monday, November 28, 2011

$25 EdenFantasys Giftcard Giveaway!

You all know that I shop for my sex toys with EdenFantasys. I am a member of their Ambassador Program and that is how I pay for all of your prizes! I get gift cards for posting about their products and features. They are sponsoring a $25 GC Giveaway that will correspond with the Santa's Sexy Little Secrets Writing Contest! There are many ways to enter and all of them involve helping me promote the Writing Contest! So even if you don't want to write for the contest you can enter for the gift card! Just use the Rafflecopter Form below!

Friday, November 25, 2011

EdenFantasys Black Friday & Cyber Monday SALE!

Sex toys - EdenFantasys adult toys store

Now through Monday you can get 20% off sitewide at EdenFantasys!

They have promotions up to 70% off. Go check it out!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Santa's Sexy Secrets Writing Contest

"He sees you when you're sleeping. he knows when you're awake. He knows if you've been bad or good..."


It sounds to me like Santa is keeping some Sexy Secrets! It's time for another Scandalous Writing Contest here at Scandal in the Choir Loft! It's Christmastime and I'm ready to read your stories of Holiday Delights :)

Any Holiday Themed Erotica is welcomed! We won't discriminate, so Hanukkah or Solstice stories are welcomed as well!

It's easy to enter. Simply post your submission on your own blog along with the contest button before December 13th and link up your entry post below. If you don't have a blog or would rather enter anonymously simply email your entry to scandalinthechoirloft at gmail dot com and I will post it here under whatever name you prefer!

On December 14th I will post the rating links. You can rate all of the stories if you'd like! Or you can simply rate your favorites! I will announce the winners on December 21st. 

Now for the good part, the prizes! There will be lots of "joy spreading" here :)

First Place:

2 PC. Lycra/mesh babydoll with gathered lace padded cups, rhinestone button detail and removable straps. Includes lycra G-StringLelo’s flickering touch massage candle is made from all natural soy wax, shea butter and apricot kernel oil. The massage candle contains the natural vitamin E.

Second Place:

Candy cane G-spot or P-spot vibrator made of tempered glass with swirled texture in white and red colors.

So get those stories written and get link them up!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Making Up {Re-Post}

Her muscles ached. Her inner thighs were burning and the backs of her calves were screaming at a dull roar. She ran when she was angry, and thanks to him she’d run six miles in just over an hour. Stray hairs worked free of her ponytail and fell around her face. Sweat was trailing between her shoulder blades, but she didn’t bother to change before collapsing on the sofa.

She’d told him to be gone when she got home, but the car was still in the driveway. He was smart enough not to come out from wherever he was hiding though. She closed her eyes, semi-thankful that he hadn’t listened to her. Not that she’d expected him to. He never listened to her, hence six miles.

Her neck was tense, and she could feel a headache gathering behind her ears. Toeing her tennis shoes off, she let them clatter to the floor. Her eyes were still closed, but she could feel him enter the room. The energy shifted. He would be sorry. He usually was.

He’d been reckless, but he’d always been reckless. It was the reason she’d first gravitated toward him. He was exciting, and it took her breath away. He came to sit on the end table next to the arm where her head rested. He knew her, better than anyone. His hands at the base of her skull spoke to that fact.

Angry as she had been, the running exhausted her. It stopped her from vocalizing anger, and made it possible for her to simply take what he offered. His fingers worked slow circles over the taut muscles, enabling her to relax. He worked a thumb at the base of her skull while sliding the rubber band from her ponytail, letting her hair fall around her shoulders. He massaged her scalp, running his fingers through her hair. She could feel his warmth behind her.

She forgave him. She’d known she would, so did he. It was the reason he didn’t leave when she’d told him to. She relaxed into the cushions, letting them form to her curves beneath her weight. His fingers continued to probe at the stiff muscles in her neck, slowly working down to her shoulders. He continued to make small circles along her collarbones. He switched from firm pressure to feather light touches, both made her relax and forget her anger. The exhaustion took over and she floated on the edge of consciousness.

He continued to work his hands over her shoulders and down her arms. His fingers were light as they slid from wrist to elbow, then up beneath the sleeve of her t-shirt. A chill shot through her, causing a small gasp to escape her lips. Her jaw relaxed and her lips parted. She hadn’t felt him shift but he was above her know, kissing her softly.

She sighed. This was why they fought. This moment. The couch sank further where he sat next to her hip. His hands now circling her waist, his lips still playing at the corners of her mouth.

He trailed feather light kisses from the corners of her mouth along her jaw to just behind her ear. Biting at her earlobes he moved lower on her neck, to where her heartbeat pulsed just beneath the skin. His lips worked on her neck with a slight suction, not quite enough to mark the skin, but enough to cause her breath to catch.

Relaxed, she didn’t move when he slid his hands beneath her shirt, resting them on her rib cage, just beneath her breasts. He kissed her throat then high on her chest, but the high neck of her t-shirt prevented him from reaching his ultimate goal, at least while she was clothed.

She wouldn’t help him just yet. It was her way. So he hooked an arm beneath the crook of her knees, and cradled her chest close to his own with the other. She let herself turn into his chest as he carried her into the bedroom. As he lay her onto the queen sized bed she relaxed and opened her eyes. He smiled and she allowed a lazy grin to spread across her face. He’d again slid a hand beneath her cotton shirt to rest flat against her belly.

She reached for the hem and shimmied out of the cotton that was damp with her sweat. He dipped his head, burying his face between her breasts. He took a deep breath. Once that might’ve caused her to squirm, afraid that he would find the smell of her sweat repulsive, but after all this time she just smiled. He still wanted her, and she still wanted him. This was all she needed right now. He began to alternately kiss and bite at her breasts as he reached for the drawstring of her shorts. Hooking her underwear with his thumbs he stripped them down her legs.

He left her socks, he knew it bothered her. She reached for them herself then threw them at his still covered chest.

She was done being complacent. Reaching for him she pulled at his shirt and made quick work of his jeans and boxers. In a matter of minutes they were both naked, her body still heated from her run.

He pinned her to the bed with his hands at her hips and flashed a wicked grin before planting kisses along her upper thighs. He teased her, kissing down to her groin, letting his breath tease her pussy lips.

She was hot. She could feel the slick heat pooling in her sex. Her breathing became unsteady and she reached for the back of his head, guiding him to her core. He laughed, and the quick puff of air made her whimper.

Running a finger along her slit he spread her moisture up and circled her clit. The sensation had her head falling back against the pillow and arching her hips toward his face. He pressed his tongue flat against her clit, letting her grind against him, seeking the pressure that she craved.

He began to lick and kiss her folds, bringing her to the edge. He kept her there, switching from light flicks of the tongue to hard suction on her clit. She was begging for release by the time he drew up to kiss her lips and drove his heavy cock deep into her channel.

Thrusting in and out, creating a rhythm that was so uniquely him, he brought her so close to the precipice of her orgasm that tears were forming at the corners of her eyes.

“Please.” She whispered.

She was incapable of finding her voice, but he didn’t need to hear her. He knew her body. She felt him tense, knowing that he was nearly there himself. His hand came between them, giving her the exact pressure she needed to find release. Her first orgasm exploded within her and she began to buck against him harder. She rode the waves of the first orgasm straight into a second and he fucked her hard and deep before shooting off inside her.

He lowered on top of her and she writhed beneath his weight, enjoying the sensitivity of her clit as it made contact with the skin just above his cock. He shifted some of his weight to his elbows as he kissed her from her forehead down to her mouth. Kissing her deep and slow, he told her he was sorry in his own way.

She felt him still twitching inside of her and smiled. They would take time to recover, and then she would accept his apology properly.

Monday, November 21, 2011

We Have Winners!

Here it is, the moment you've been waiting for.......

The Liberator Throe goes to


The Liberator Wedge goes to

Renee Richardson

I will e-mail the winners to get your shipping info! Thanks to everyone who entered and helped me get the word out! More chances at great prizes soon!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Sexy Saturday Reads: If You Hear Her

If You Hear Her
by Shiloh Walker
Published by Ballantine Books
Released October 2011

From Goodreads:


The scream Lena Riddle hears in the woods behind her house is enough to curdle her blood—she has no doubt that a woman is in real danger. Unfortunately, with no physical evidence, the local law officers in small-town Ash, Kentucky, dismiss her claim. But Lena knows what she heard—and it leaves her filled with fear and frustration. 

Ezra King is on leave from the state police, but he can’t escape the guilty memories that haunt his dreams. When he sees Lena, he is immediately drawn to her. He aches to touch her—to be touched by her—but is he too burdened by his tragic past to get close? When Ezra hears her story of an unknown woman’s screams, his instincts tell him that Lena’s life is also at risk—and his desire to protect her is as fierce as his need to possess her

My Thoughts:

I've said it before and I will say it again; I love Shiloh Walker! This book was awesome, I absolutely love a good trilogy that is actually a long story. Series are great and all, but I loved being hooked and just waiting for the next book. It was everything I hoped it would be. I've always loved Shiloh Walker but the more I read her work the better it gets!

In If You Hear Her we really get to know Lena Riddle, the cook at a local Inn. One night she meets the sexy Ezra King, a state cop on leave. Things are really starting to simmer between the two when Ezra's past causes him to back off, until Lena finds herself in the middle of a police investigation because she heard screams in the woods outside her house. Ezra finds himself wanting to protect her and ensure that local law enforcement is taking her seriously. Because Lena is the only witness, and by the way she is blind, the police are at a standstill in there investigation.

Then Lena's friend Law is framed and Hope, the new girl in town, is in danger? I mean, it just keeps getting better! There aren't really any slow parts. I really did enjoy this book. There is action all the way through and even though there isn't a completely evil cliffhanger there is enough happening to make you really want to read the next book as soon as possible!

As far as characters go I really liked Lena, she's a no bull-shit kind of woman. Ezra is a super sexy, sometimes broody guy, but his story allows for it so it's not annoying :)

Law, Lena's friend and a best-selling mystery writer, is kind of the puppy dog best friend that is always looking to make sure the people he cares about are happy even when he isn't. I want good things to happen for him and I want to see him get aggressive about getting what he wants! I have high hopes :)

Hope is my favorite though. Hope has a difficult past and when we first meet her she is a scared, timid woman who flinches at the sight of law enforcement. Even by the end of this book though we are seeing her strength. My favorite scene is where she puts this busybody woman in her place. I really like her! The next book is going to focus on her and I am soo excited about it!

I really, really loved this book. I can’t wait for the next book in this series! I would rate it a 5/5!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Review: Body Heat Warming Massage Lotion

Body Heat Warming Massage Lotion
Manufactured by Pipedreams
Provided by The Adult Toy Shoppe

Company Product Description can be found HERE.

My Thoughts:

I loved the packaging of this product. It comes in a small bottle that is shaped like a torso. It was very cute. The Mini Body Heat Massage Lotion is 1.25oz and only $3.99 so it makes a great little add on.

As for the flavor of the product, It is very sweet and has that sharp taste that I generally expect from edibles. I tasted more cherry than chocolate but I was ok with that. Sometimes chocolate flavors can get a little too heavy to be enjoyable.

The product does heat up when rubbed into the skin. The sensation isn't overly warm and it doesn't last very long so if the idea of a warming product makes you nervous this would be a good place to start, it's pretty mild. I personally love heating products so I would've preferred something stronger, but that is simply a personal preference.

I have to say though, I was immediately disappointed with the consistency. I picked this product for review expecting a lotion. In my experience, lotion is a thicker product that can absorbed into the skin without leaving any sticky residue. This product is more of a gel consistency that doesn't absorb into the skin. No mater how long you rub it there will still be a greasy layer to either be licked away or washed off. Honestly, even when licked away you would still need to shower, it gets a little sticky.

That being said, had the product been called Body Heat Massage Gel, I wouldn't have been disappointed and it would have been exactly what I was expecting. This would make a great add-on to a purchase and would be fun for nipple play.

I doubt I would choose a product like this over say a soy wax massage candle, but again, it is a small in-expensive add-on that would be fun in small doses.

For other product suggestions and reviews you can visit The Adult Toy Shoppe Blog!

This product was provided to me free of charge in exchange for an unbiased review. I received no other compensation for this review.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

My Shopping Cart

I went to the grocery store the other night to buy for dinner. I'm such an insane shopper. I'm not smart about it, I don't make lists. I buy what I want for dinner and maybe a snack. 

My grocery cart included:

Jar of Alfredo Sauce
Frozen Breadsticks
Chicken Breasts
Wedge of Parmesan
Rotary Cheese Grater
Bottle of Wine (for my grandmother, I have plenty)
Baked Cheetos
2 liter Diet Coke
Bag of Coffee
Bakery Muffins

Oh yeah, I also picked up my Birth Control. Is that a single girl shopping trip or what?

The Naked Reader Book Club

I hope that by now all of us know that while EdenFantasys is the best place to shop for sex toys, they have so much more to offer as well!

The Naked Reader Book Club

I've been doing some investigating with Edenfantasys's clubs. I've been doing the Ambassador thing for a while and I write for Eden Cafe, but I haven't done much with the many clubs on EdenFantasys. I have discovered a few that I really think I'd like to get involved with! One of them is The Naked Reader Book Club. I'm really excited to find out that their book discussion in November is on Women in Lust by Rachel Kramer Bussel, the book I am currently reading for review! 

On November 22nd I'm going to hop online to participate in my first Book Discussion with The Naked Reader group. I am really excited about it! They are going to be reading Red Velvet and Absinthe in December and I've had my eye on that one as well! I recently joined up with Cleis Press to do book reviews so I'm hoping that many of my review assignments will correspond like this.

There are clubs and groups for everyone! I'm also going to check out the EdenLit Club. They have a group for photographers, a Porn Club, and even a group for people who like to cook! How much fun! Go check out all the different clubs at EdenFantasys and get involved in one!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Review: Sheer Babydoll and G-String

Sheer Babydoll and G-String
Manufactered by Coquette
Purchased from EdenFantasys

From EdenFantasys:

2 PC. Mesh babydoll with padded underwire cups and center back hook & eye closure with key hole. Completed with lace hem, ruffled lace trim, and contrasting center front satin bow. Features adjustable straps and lycra G-String.

My Thoughts:

I really loved this set. I bought it before going out of town for the weekend with my man. I was really nervous about the lined cups because I'm pretty busty and usually if I can't buy it with a certain cup size it's going to be too small. It worked though. It wasn't full coverage or anything but they were contained enough. (It is lingerie, I didn't mind showing a little, haha)

The sheer material is so soft! I could have slept in this babydoll it was so comfortable. The straps were adjustable so I was able to adjust it to fit perfectly. It is something I would be happy to pull out on a regular basis. Gorgeous and Comfortable!

I'm incredibly sad because, in all of my whirlpool tub excitement, I forgot to pack it! I called the hotel but they couldn't find it :-( I fully intend on buying another one of these. I am really enjoying the plus size lingerie that Edenfantasys is carrying now, particularly from Coquette.

So go to EdenFantasys and check it out. This lingerie set is only $29.99 for the Babydoll and the G-String. (J loved the G-String)

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Monday, November 14, 2011

A Beauty Fantasy

I've posted before about how much it costs to be beautiful these days. I've been struggling with the finances lately and I keep hoping for the President or someone to declare a "Free Beauty Services" day. Here's what that day would look like for me.

I'd get up around 6:30 (gotta get a jump on something this big) throw my mess (hair) into a bun and take a quick shower. I'd swing through by favorite coffee spot for some liquid bliss and go to my first stop. Wanting to get it over with so that I can enjoy everything else, I'd go to a Sugaring Salon. I want to be waxed. I want my eyebrows, upper-lip, lady parts, and legs all smooth and silky. So after enduring the pain that most men will never know, I'd go to my next stop, the massage parlor. I have to have some down time so my heart can stop racing.

When I finish there I'd stop for lunch with one of my friends, but just something quick cause there is still much more to do. Then I'd drop by the nail salon for a full set of gel nails and a pedicure. Once finished there I'd run to the mall and buy a cute new outfit (not free but it will be needed). Then I'd get to the Hair Salon for a Shampoo, Cut, and Color.

I'd change in the bathroom at the Salon and got let some woman at my favorite beauty counter do my make-up and then I'd meet the boy for a nice dinner and then go dancing. Hopefully by now the pain from the waxing treatments has worn off.

This is my fantasy. Why is is a fantasy? Do you know what this day would cost me in real life? About $450! And I didn't even go for skin treatments! Imagine working that into a monthly budget!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Review of the We-Vibe

We-Vibe II
Manufactured by We-Vibe
Won in a Contest

From EdenFantasys:

This unique discreet vibrator is crafted in premium silicone and designed for hands-free pleasure. It is created with couples in mind and can stay inside during penetration enhancing the experience and providing more stimulation for G-spot. Rechargeable and phthalate-free, the body friendly material and powerful vibrations will arouse and delight.

Two vibrating nodes purr simultaneously at low or high speed on each end of this sex toy. The We-vibe has a compact body about the size of a playing card, with ribbed textures on the inside to stimulate. The tip with the control button in it rests on the clitoris, while the thinner tip slides inside the vagina to massage the G-spot.
A thin jack simply slides into a small hole in the front to recharge the We-vibe. Push button beside the charging port accent the internal power switch. High speed is moderately quiet, while low speed is very quiet, making this a great toy for a little discreet fun.

Your We-vibe unit comes with a black and purple hinged case and a charging plug. It should be used only with water based lubricants, and can not be submerged in water. Only the thinner tip should be inserted.

My Thoughts:

When I won this unique sex toy from a contest at True Pleasures a little while back I was very eager to try it out. It seemed that people either loved it or hated it and there was no in between. My boyfriend was particularly excited to try it out. So one night we pulled it out to play and at first I was very excited. It was hitting all the right spots, and when he first entered me with the toy it felt amazing. Unfortunately, this hands free toy wasn't hands free for me. It wouldn't stay in place, I had to keep adjusting it so that the outer vibe lined up with my clit. I'm also somewhat narrow, which is normally great for both me and my boyfriend, but when I began to orgasm there simply wasn't room for both his and the toy.

I love the idea for this toy though! Unfortunately there is just no way to predict exactly what shape a woman or her partner will be to ensure it works correctly. I know that the We-vibe III is coming out soon, perhaps the dimensions of that one will be slightly different. It is a toy that, if it works for you, will be amazing. The vibration speeds and patterns are great. The button to switch patterns/speeds is at the tip of the outer vibrator, very easy to get to even when inserted.

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

"Wait, let me get my fanny pack!"

In South Carolina, Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright is fed up with the justice system in which he serves and has decided that women should all get concealed weapons permits to protect themselves from rapists.

I'm not making this up. In fact, he has said that if you get  .45 caliber pistol you only have to "get close" not be an accurate shot.

Now I'm all for having a gun to protect your home and your family if you know how to use it! But a widespread statement that women should give up their mace in exchange for a pistol in a fanny pack? (Yes, he suggested jogging with a loaded pistol in a fanny pack.) This is insane!

It's a completely new variety of victim blaming. The local Spartanburg newspaper, the Herald Journal quoted him today as saying that "A gun will slow someone down from raping you, I know that." Really? How does he know that? How does he know that a woman being attacked who followed his advice and carried a gun won't be too traumatized to pull the trigger, or worse would have that gun taken from her and used against her? How can he know that?

I'm not anti-gun! I slept with one beneath my bed for two years and it gave me a great deal of comfort because I know how to use it! But to suggest that it should be a practice for women to carry guns to keep themselves from being victims takes the responsibility off of the justice system for locking these guys up and throwing away the the key! It takes the focus off of the offender's responsibility and says, "if she'd only carried a gun".

Don't listen to me though, form your own opinions. I am sure there are plenty of people who like the idea of vigilante justice and don't mind telling all women that they should carry a gun if they are going to go for a jog. I personally think it's a new form of blaming the victim, and making it an individual's responsibility to fend off an attacker.

Sheriff urges CWP
CNN interview

Seriously, google the name, you will find articles everywhere. It's made international news at this point.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Eden Loves Bloggers!

I would hope that by now anyone reading this has checked out all of awesome shopping that EdenFantasys has to offer. From sex toys to erotica to lingerie, EdenFantasys has something for everyone!
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One of my favorite things about EdenFantasys though, is that they honestly LOVE bloggers! They have so many awesome programs that let bloggers earn gift cards just by doing what we love to do! Write!

Through the EdenFantasys Ambassador Program you can earn gift cards by posting about the company (like I'm doing right now) but you can also earn gift cards by submitting content to Eden Cafe! They post all kinds of relevant articles on sexuality, community, relationships, and of course they keep everyone up to date on the newest sex toys out there.
Eden Cafe
If you are a blogger and you have something to say, check out Eden Cafe and see if it is for you! If you don't know where to start they even have a section dedicated to Writing for EC. You can find guidelines and content topics all right there! You can even submit erotica!

EdenFantasys treats bloggers so well. They are a great company to work with as well as shop with. Why not combine the two?!

I received a gift card in exchange for this post.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Am I Kinky?

Am I kinky? Am I not kinky? Or maybe there a spectrum of kinkiness where you can fall into the extreme category or into the not at all category with most of us falling somewhere in the middle?

I was looking at the writing topics on Eden Cafe and this was one of them. It really made me wonder if I am or am not kinky. I can’t claim to have any fetishes, but I do enjoy playing with cuffs. While I don’t like pain enough to consider myself a sadist, I like that little sting that comes with every slap on the ass, or the sharp sensation of fingernails digging into my ass. Then there are the teeth marks. (Shiver) I love being bitten just enough for a faint mark that maybe only I will notice. While I generally prefer to be on the receiving end, there are times when my preferences shift.

I love to scratch up my boyfriend’s back and hear him hiss at the unexpected pain. Sometimes I’ll chain him to the headboard and take my time teasing and exploring him without any rush. I do plenty of my own biting too. He's learned that when I get excited he should protect his lips.

To some of my everyday friends the fact that I own cuffs and like to be bitten makes me kinky. Yet, I go to Eden Cafe and read about the fascinating practices of my friends who are into the BDSM culture and I feel like I don’t qualify at all!

Can you really define kinky? Is there a threshold of kink that once crossed brands you as kinky? To one friend I am incredibly adventurous and to another I am a plain jane in the sex department.

Is there such a thing as vanilla kink? A place where we can throw all of the kinky behavior that isn’t ‘extreme’ enough to be considered kink? What do you guys think? Are you kinky? Are you "vanilla" kinky? Do you have any fetishes?