Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Man Candy Tuesday #13

It's that time again - Man Candy Tuesday! In honor of the hot men who appear every Monday on "Hawaii Five-0", I've dedicated Tuesdays to the most mouth-watering man candy out there!


Enjoy the hot men and check out my books! I'm currently working on a short free story based on my novella Feral Heat. I shall soon begin writing the sequel. 






Books By Elizabeth Black:

 
 


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The Allure of the Bad Boy

Welcome my guest blogger Lucy Felthouse!


Whether it's real life bad boys (Colin Farrell, Jude Law, Christian Bale, Eminem, Christian Slater, James Dean, Robert Downey Jr, Russell Brand, Dave Grohl) or fictional ones (Damon Salvatore, Eric Northman, Lestat, Maverick and Iceman, Daniel Cleaver, Captain Jack Sparrow, Spike from Buffy, Lucius Malfoy), many women find them irresistible. They're the guys we love to hate. The ones you'd take to bed, but would never introduce to your parents.


I've always been fascinated with this phenomenon. Many of us lust after these types of guys, but why? They're bad, hence the nickname. They're liars, cheats, criminals, murderers and just generally naughty. And yet they send us weak at the knees. What's that all about?

I can only suggest a few theories; we like danger, excitement and thrills. These guys have sex appeal. There's never a dull moment. I'm not saying I'm right or wrong, I guess each woman can only speak for herself when it comes to answering the question. However, due to my fascination, I wanted to have a go at creating one of these characters for myself – a guy we love to hate.


And so A Bit of Rough (available from Noble Romance) was born. Obviously I'm not trying to say the character in my naughty story is iconic, like the ones I mentioned above, but he's certainly bad. Here's the blurb:
When Alison meets Andrew, she instantly pegs him as a moron. He's a total bad boy and does nothing but chain smoke and brag about his stream of past conquests. Yet, much to her confusion, Alison still finds herself attracted to him. She's not had sex in a while, so Alison figures there's no harm in going home with him to get herself a bit of rough.
Early reviews are indicating that I hit the nail on the head with my bed hopping, chain smoking, tattooed bad boy, so I'm happy! I hope people enjoy reading him as much I enjoyed writing him.

So, over to you now. What's your answer to the question – if you like the bad boy 'thing', why? And please feel free to tell us of some hot bad boys we can go and ogle for ourselves J

*****

During Lucy’s first year studying Creative Writing at the University of Derby, she was dared to write an erotic story. It went down a storm and she's never looked back. Lucy has had stories published by Cleis Press, Noble Romance, Ravenous Romance and Xcite Books. Find out more at http://www.lucyfelthouse.co.uk. You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter.


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Man Candy Tuesday #12 - The Rapture Edition

It's that time again - Man Candy Tuesday! In honor of the hot men who appear every Monday on "Hawaii Five-0", I've dedicated Tuesdays to the most mouth-watering man candy out there!


Now that The Rapture That Didn't Happen is last week's news, I had to devote this week's Man Candy Tuesday to sexy priests. Enjoy the taboo!










What kind of tribute to hot priests would this be without Father Ralph from The Thorn Birds?


If you love Man Candy Tuesday, you'll love my books! I specialize in paranormals and erotica. Enjoy!








Books By Elizabeth Black:

 
 


Monday, May 23, 2011

The 50th Anniversary Of The Bikini

Fifty-five years ago on May 20, a new style of swim suit caused quite a ruckus around the world.


This swim suit was the bikini.
Louis R√©ard, a French car engineer, created the bikini, which he named after the Bikini Atoll nuclear test. He designed two small pieces of clothing, calling them “the smallest bathing suit in the world.”
The reaction was immediate! The bikini became a sensation. A swim suit called the Atome had been invented shortly before the bikini, so a running joke was that the bikini split the atom. Ha ha! The suit caused such an uproar in some quarters that an American beauty queen thought it peachy for the French but for American women? Not so much. The suit really took off in the James Bond film "Doctor No", when Ursula Andress rose from the waves in that iconic image everyone knows about.
It turns out the bikini was nothing new. A third century A. D. Sicilian mosaic shows women playing on the beach wearing bikinis. In Pompeii, several statues of Venus were found and she was wearing a bikini.
So in honor of this monumental event, here are some shots of sexy women in bikinis. Including Ursula Andress in the most famous one of all.



Friday, May 20, 2011

Tomorrow Is The Rapture! It's The End Of The World!


As you know, the world ends tomorrow, May 21, 2011.

Again.

This latest date is according to interpretations of holy Biblical scripture. Again. I'm taking it seriously this time. See, I know I'm not going anywhere near Heaven even if I bought my one-way ticket long in advance. I mock God. I doubt holy scriptures. I watch horror movies and read "Satanic" books. I say naughty words, especially the "F" word when I'm pissed. I'm a feminist. I don’t submit to my husband. I had sex outside marriage. I listen to rock music. I will play Dungeons And Dragons someday soon. I write smut, which makes me look bad in God's eyes. I don't hate, condemn, or pity gays and lesbians. I don't have a problem with abortion. I laughed at Monty Python's Life Of Brian. I think Richard Dawkins and P. Z. Myers are righteous dudes.

So, since I'm not going to be called forth to the Happy Hereafter, but I know I have to do something about this monumental event. So… are you afraid your soul is going to be yanked out of your body without warning on the 21st, and you don't want to spend eternity praying, hanging out with self-righteous souls, and strumming a harp on a cloud somewhere?

Here's the answer to keep you from that horrid fate - buy my books now and read them before the Rapture! I write smut so that automatically excludes you from crossing beyond the pearly gates. Choose my four books: Feral Heat, The Haunting Of The Sandpiper InnTales Of Lust And Longing, or An Unexpected Guest. Or choose any of the numerous anthologies that include my short stories. Just go to my web site/blog and click on the links in my bar at the top of the main page. Everything you need is there: buy links, excerpts, review snippets, and blurbs.

I'm not the only one with plans for the Rapture. Get a load of this guy who posted on Craiglist:
Are you attending the rapture on May 21st, 2011? I expect to be left behind when it happens, so if you aren't going to need your worldly possessions; be they money, cars, canned food, durable goods, etc; I would gladly take them off of your hands. Serious responses only, please. And remember, time is short! You can contact me by replying to this ad. I live in Ronkonkoma, But I'm willing to travel for said goods.
And kind souls will take care Fluffy and Spot after you're gone, since according to Christianity, animals don't have souls so they don't get to join you. I would hope that more people think of their pets before leaving for The Great Beyond. Some atheists have offered After-The-Rapture pet care, and Christians are actually using these services! They aren't cheap. One service costs $135 per pet plus an average of $20 per additional pet. Pets covered include cats, dogs, birds, rabbits, and small caged animals. Other sites offer care for animals like horses, camels, llamas, and donkeys. So far this one place has 250 customers, and those slated to care for pets and other animals after the Rapture are, of course, atheist as well. Wouldn't do for the new pet carers to be called to Jesus after agreeing to care for the animals, would it?

Then there's this amusing story that appears on Snopes:
ARKANSAS CITY (AP) A Little Rock woman was killed yesterday after leaping through her moving car's sun roof during an incident best described as "a mistaken rapture" by dozens of eye witnesses. Thirteen other people were injured after a twenty-car pile up resulted from people trying to avoid hitting the woman who was apparently convinced that the rapture was occurring when she saw twelve people floating up into the air, and then passed a man on the side of the road who she claimed was Jesus.
"She started screaming "He's back, He's back" and climbed right out of the sunroof and jumped off the roof of the car," said Everett Williams, husband of 28-year-old Georgann Williams who was pronounced dead at the scene. "I was slowing down but she wouldn't wait till I stopped," Williams said.
She thought the rapture was happening and was convinced that Jesus was gonna lift her up into the sky," he went on to say. "This is the strangest thing I've seen since I've been on the force," said Paul Madison, first officer on the scene. Madison questioned the man who looked like Jesus and discovered that he was dressed up as Jesus and was on his way to a toga costume party when the tarp covering the bed of his pickup truck came loose and released twelve blow up sex dolls filled with helium which floated up into the air.
Ernie Jenkins, 32, of Fort Smith, who's been told by several of his friends that he looks like Jesus, pulled over and lifted his arms into the air in frustration, and said , "Come back here," just as the Williams' car passed him, and Mrs. Williams was sure that it was Jesus lifting people up into the sky as they passed by him, according to her husband, who says his wife loved Jesus more than anything else.
When asked for comments about the twelve sex dolls, Jenkins replied "This is all just too weird for me. I never expected anything like this to happen."
Anyway, if you are thrilled about leaving this world for the Great Hereafter, at least you have organizations that will adopt out your pets. And if you don't want to participate in the rapture, read my smutty books! That way, you'll be added to God's No Fly List. J

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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday #4 - An Unexpected Guest



This is my fourth Six Sentence Sunday. Below are six sentences from my paranormal erotic romance novel   An Unexpected Guest. If you like New England, ghosts, and a little history, this is the book for you. It's a very romantic ghost story.
She stared into his eyes and saw that they were as blue as a tropical ocean, not the dark green-gray of the Atlantic just outside the B&B’s windows. While those eyes seemed calm on the surface, she detected the churning of desire deep within. He wants me. His smile made tiny creases at their corners, making him seem human, but somehow he didn’t seem real to her. She felt as if she wasn’t really at the B&B. This was a dream, and the most beautiful man she had ever met was in the dream with her. 
Intrigued? Buy the book today!

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Friday, May 13, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday #3 - A Little Lesbian Love


This is my third Six Sentence Sunday. Below are six sentences from my paranormal erotic romance Things That Go Hump In The Night, which appears in the I Kissed A Girl II anthology, published by Ravenous Romance. A prelude: Bridget fled her home after finding her boyfriend in bed with another woman. She stays at the Mountain Inn in a room that already has an occupant - from the great beyond! Her unseen roommate likes spanking her, which is very enticing since Bridget can't see when the smack is coming. Below is part of their first conversation:
"Stop that!"
"You don't need him, someone who cheats on you and treats you like dirt. On your birthday, no less. I know exactly what you need."
"And what might that be?"
"You need me."
So you're intrigued? If you'd like to read more and buy this book, here are links:




Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Michael Buble - Feeling Good

I heard this song on the 2011 season premier of "in Plain Sight", and I love it! Must get more Michael Buble. This song, "Feeling Good", is very 1960s. It has a James Bond feel to it.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day! A New Reality Show :)

THE NEXT SURVIVOR SERIES 

Six married men will be dropped on an island with one car and 3 kids each for six weeks. 

Each kid will play
 two sports and take either music or dance classes.
 

There is no fast food.

Each man must
 take care of his 3 kids; maintain his career, keep his assigned house clean, correct all homework, complete science projects, cook
, do laundry, and pay a list of 'pretend' bills with not enough money. 

In addition,
 each man will have to budget enough money for groceries each week. 

Each man
 must remember the birthdays of all their friends and relatives, and send cards out on time--no emailing.
 

Each man must also take each child
 
to a 
doctor's appointment, 
a
 dentist appointment 
and a
 haircut appointment.
He must make one unscheduled and inconvenient visit per child to the Emergency Room
.

He must also make 
cookies or cupcakes for a school function.

Each man will be responsible for
 decorating his own assigned house,
 planting flowers outside, and keeping it 
presentable at all times.


The men will
 only have access to television 
when the kids are asleep and all chores are done. 

The men must shave their
 legs, 
wear makeup daily
, 
adorn themselves
 with jewelry, 
wear uncomfortable yet stylish shoes
, 
keep fingernails polished, 

and 
eyebrows groomed 

During one of the six weeks, the 
men will have to endure severe abdominal cramps, backaches, headaches, have extreme, unexplained mood swings 
but never once complain or slow down
 
from other duties.
 

They must attend weekly school meetings
  and church, 
and find time at least once to spend
  the afternoon at the park or a similar setting.

They will need to read a book to the kids each
 night and in the morning, 
feed them, 
dress them, 
brush their teeth
 and comb their hair  by 7:30 am.

A test will be given
 at the end of the six weeks, and each father will be required to know all of the following information: 
each child's
 birthday, 
height,

weight,
shoe size, 

clothes size, 
doctor's name,
 
the child's weight at birth,
 
length, 

time of birth, 
and length of labor,
 
each child's favorite color,
 
middle name,
 
favorite snack,
 
favorite song,
 
favorite drink,
 
favorite toy,
 
biggest fear,
 
and what they want to be when they grow up.


The kids vote them off the island based on performance.
 

The last man wins only if... he still
 has enough energy to be intimate with his spouse at a moment's notice.


If the last man does win,
 he can play the game over and over and over again for the next 18-25 years, eventually earning the right 
to be called
 Mother!
 

After you get done laughing, send this to as many females as
 you think will get a kick out of it and as many men as you think can handle it. Just don't send it back to me....
 

I'm going to bed.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Six Sentence Sunday #2 - Feral Heat



This is my second Six Sentence Sunday. Below are six sentences from my erotic romance werewolf novel Feral Heat. This book has been named the April Book Of The Month at Sinclair Books. Buy it and find out why!


What if he had stayed in the Stag's Head instead, enjoying stein after stein of Pils? What if things had been different? Even the smallest change could have affected his future. His buddy Heinrich had gotten up five minutes late that morning, so he had to work an extra half hour before leaving for the night. And if Heinrich had not forgotten his wallet, he would not have had to run back to his work station to pick it up, making him even later. If Heinrich had not been late getting to the Stag's Head Inn, he would have arrived in time to see Grant getting up to leave, and he would have convinced Grant to stay rather than go for a short walk in the Schwarzwald where Grant had run into the werewolf.

If you want to read more, here are buy links:

Romance Divine

Amazon Kindle

Barnes & Noble

Bookstrand

All Romance E-Books


Enjoy!

Feral Heat is my paranormal erotic werewolf romance novel. I'm going to soon begin working on the sequel. Also keep an eye out for my free short story based on this novel, including my two main characters Sam Hightower and Grant Newman. It's coming soon from Romance Divine!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

"Hold On, Hold On" by Neko Case

I heard this song at the end of an episode of "The Killing" on AMC. It was the episode when after the funeral, Rosie's dad drove off with Ahmad, her teacher. Things didn't look good for Ahmad. The song is "Hold On, Hold On" by Neko Case, and she sings exactly the kind of music I like. I'm going to listen to more of her stuff on Youtube and if I like it as much as I suspect I will, I'll pick up some of it. Cool!