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CONVERSATION STARTERS From Cosmopolitan Magazine.
I did not come up with this. I lay the blame completely at Cosmo’s feet, BUT I certainly agree with most.
14 Things The Average Woman Thinks While Receiving Oral Sex
3. I showered this morning, but maybe I should have washed “it” again before he came over. Or not, since that kind of feels like something an old-timey French prostitute would do.
4. Does anyone actually use dental dams besides my weird godmother? She was so drunk at that block party, who knows if she even knew what she was saying.
5. Gosh, he is really getting in there. He’s really wearing my vagina like a Kangol hat right now.
6. A little left. A little right. No, not that far right. There you go. Great. Just keep doing exactly what you’re doing.
7. Dude, when I said “keep doing that” I didn’t mean “interpret my enthusiasm to mean you should do it harder and faster and generally differently.”
8. He’s pretty good at this though.
9. I wonder how much practice he’s had.
10. Did he ever go down on [that girl with the pretentious Twitter you both know]?
11. FUCKING MATT. THAT YOGURT WAS MY LUNCH.
12. Is he getting tired? I can’t tell how long he’s been doing it. Oral sex time is like dog years. K here we go—
14. Oh, now I guess he wants to have sex. K.
I just finished reading Envy by JR Ward. I love the series and this was a great addition. The character depth and arcs captures the readers attention and doesn’t let go. Even after the book ended and I shut down my kindle, I wanted more.
Ohh! And the mention of a vampire in the beginning and end! That was cruel, sweet torture to a BDB fan. I want to know who that Brother was! Is he a new one we haven’t met yet? With a french accent, he has to be new, right? Will he be in the new BDB book out soon. Oh the possibilities. That is why JR Ward is my fav authorLeave a comment
Jeju Loveland (제주러브랜드) (also known as Love Land) is an outdoor sculpture park which opened in 2004 on Jeju Island in South Korea. The park is focused on a theme of sex, running sex education films, and featuring 140 sculptures representing humans in various sexual positions. It also has other elements such as large phallus statues, stone labia, and hands-on exhibits such as a “masturbation-cycle”. The park’s website describes the location as “a place where love oriented art and eroticism meet” (source:Wikipedia).
As I said, a truly nymphobrainiac themed park! I wanna take a ride!
The release for my second novel, Everlasting, is approaching quickly. So here is a tasty snippet.
“What in the name of the gods is this?” Reign shoveled another mouthful.
Alexis planned on being distant. How could she when he was shirtless in her kitchen, licking chocolate from his fingers with the glee of a child. “It’s called chocolate cake. You like?”
His eyes rolled back in his head. He nodded. Smudges of cake were on his lips and crumbs littered his chest. How could you not adore a man who loved chocolate?
“You have food . . .” She pointed to the corner of his lips. His tongue flicked out and licked the crumbs away.
She looked at his flawless body and remembered his lips and tongue on her breasts. Him moving inside her body and her needing so much more of him. He filled her, completed the puzzle missing from her heart.
He’s leaving you. But right now, he’s here.
She brushed the crumbs away and laid a hand on his chest. His thoughts filled her mind. He wanted to bury himself as deep inside her as he could possibly get. Warmth glazed over her, tightening her nipple and clenching her core.
A wolfish grin crossed Reign’s face as his gaze traveled down her body. Lost, she couldn’t resist when his mouth devoured her. He tasted of chocolate. His sinfully hard body felt like heaven. He picked her up and sat her on the kitchen island. Her legs draped around him. He released her hair, pulled her tresses to the side, and nuzzled her neck, tickling her with his whiskers before tiny kissed blazed a trail to her earlobe. A palm cupped her breast through her shirt. She gripped his biceps and let her head dropped back, exposing all of her to him.
He stilled. His hands dropped from her body.
Hostile aggression had replaced his playful smile. In his hand, he clutched his blade. “They’re here.”
If you like the snippet be sure to check out ETERNITY.
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Recently, I took a stroll down memory lane and revisited one of my favorite authors, Kathleen Woodiwiss. Her classic novel, The Flame and The Flower was first published in 1972 when I was six years old. The novel was the first book to have detailed sex scene between the hero and heroine which completely revolutionized the historical romance genre.
Her novel was one of the first book I had read where the hero was clearly an alpha male. Captain Brandon Birmingham was tall, ruggedly handsome, wealthy and use to getting his way. As a master of his world, he commanded men and women fawned over him. That is until a certain waif disrupts his orderly life.
At that time, I didn’t realize I liked the ‘take charge’ man. A man who is decisive and bold, he knows what he wants and is not afraid of going after it. A man who makes a promise and keeps it.
Through the years, I’ve met a few more alpha male character that I’ve fell in love with. All of the men in JR Wards’ Black Dagger Brotherhood and Jericho Barrons in Karen Maria Moning’s Fever Series comes to mind.
I first read the novel in the early eighties. I had my own preconceived teenage notions about love and romance which I can no longer recall.
Though written all those years ago, The Flame and The Flower is still a fresh read. The author’s writing style has stood the test of time. What I loved about this novel and are the strong characters and rich plot. That is what turns a reader into a lifelong fan. After reading Mrs. Woodiwiss’ first novel, a lifelong fan is exactly what I became.
Mrs. Woodiwiss has since passed on, but her words and by extension, part of her, will always be alive. I will be eternally grateful to her for introducing me to her wonderful, romantic world.Leave a comment
I have a personal list of timeless stories that tug at my heart no matter how many times I read them.
Pride and Prejudice,
The Scarlett Letter
Romeo and Juliet
To Kill a Mockingbird.
The Color Purple.
I read most of these novels in college, but they left a lasting impression. So what is your list of personal favorites?
The Guardian posted their own list.
1. Don Quixote Miguel De Cervantes
The story of the gentle knight and his servant Sancho Panza has entranced readers for centuries.
Harold Bloom on Don Quixote – the first modern novel
2. Pilgrim’s Progress John Bunyan
The one with the Slough of Despond and Vanity Fair.
Robert McCrum’s 100 best novels: No 1 – The Pilgrims Progress
3. Robinson Crusoe Daniel Defoe
The first English novel.
Robert McCrum’s 100 best novels: No2 – Robinson Crusoe
4. Gulliver’s Travels Jonathan Swift
A wonderful satire that still works for all ages, despite the savagery of Swift’s vision.
Robert McCrum’s 100 best novels, No 3 – Gulliver’s Travels
5. Tom Jones Henry Fielding
The adventures of a high-spirited orphan boy: an unbeatable plot and a lot of sex ending in a blissful marriage.
7. Tristram Shandy Laurence Sterne
One of the first bestsellers, dismissed by Dr Johnson as too fashionable for its own good.
Buy Tristram Shandy at the Guardian Bookshop
8. Dangerous Liaisons Pierre Choderlos De Laclos
An epistolary novel and a handbook for seducers: foppish, French, and ferocious.
Buy Les Liaisons Dangereuses at the Guardian Bookshop
9. Emma Jane Austen
Near impossible choice between this and Pride and Prejudice. But Emma never fails to fascinate and annoy.
Buy Emma at the Guardian Bookshop
10. Frankenstein Mary Shelley
Inspired by spending too much time with Shelley and Byron.
Buy Frankenstein at the Guardian Bookshop
11. Nightmare Abbey Thomas Love Peacock
A classic miniature: a brilliant satire on the Romantic novel.
Buy Nightmare Abbey at Amazon.co.uk
12. The Black Sheep Honore De Balzac
Two rivals fight for the love of a femme fatale. Wrongly overlooked.
Buy The Black Sheep at the Guardian Bookshop
13. The Charterhouse of Parma Stendhal
Penetrating and compelling chronicle of life in an Italian court in post-Napoleonic France.
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14. The Count of Monte Cristo Alexandre Dumas
A revenge thriller also set in France after Bonaparte: a masterpiece of adventure writing.
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15. Sybil Benjamin Disraeli
Apart from Churchill, no other British political figure shows literary genius.
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16. David Copperfield Charles Dickens
This highly autobiographical novel is the one its author liked best.
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17. Wuthering Heights Emily Bronte
Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff have passed into the language. Impossible to ignore.
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18. Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte
Obsessive emotional grip and haunting narrative.
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19. Vanity Fair William Makepeace Thackeray
The improving tale of Becky Sharp.
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20. The Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne
A classic investigation of the American mind.
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21. Moby-Dick Herman Melville
‘Call me Ishmael’ is one of the most famous opening sentences of any novel.
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22. Madame Bovary Gustave Flaubert
You could summarise this as a story of adultery in provincial France, and miss the point entirely.
Buy Madame Bovary at the Guardian Bookshop
23. The Woman in White Wilkie Collins
Gripping mystery novel of concealed identity, abduction, fraud and mental cruelty.
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24. Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland Lewis Carroll
A story written for the nine-year-old daughter of an Oxford don that still baffles most kids.
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25. Little Women Louisa M. Alcott
Victorian bestseller about a New England family of girls.
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26. The Way We Live Now Anthony Trollope
A majestic assault on the corruption of late Victorian England.
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27. Anna Karenina Leo Tolstoy
The supreme novel of the married woman’s passion for a younger man.
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28. Daniel Deronda George Eliot
A passion and an exotic grandeur that is strange and unsettling.
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29. The Brothers Karamazov Fyodor Dostoevsky
Mystical tragedy by the author of Crime and Punishment.
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30. The Portrait of a Lady Henry James
The story of Isabel Archer shows James at his witty and polished best.
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31. Huckleberry Finn Mark Twain
Twain was a humorist, but this picture of Mississippi life is profoundly moral and still incredibly influential.
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32. Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Robert Louis Stevenson
A brilliantly suggestive, resonant study of human duality by a natural storyteller.
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33. Three Men in a Boat Jerome K. Jerome
One of the funniest English books ever written.
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34. The Picture of Dorian Gray Oscar Wilde
A coded and epigrammatic melodrama inspired by his own tortured homosexuality.
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35. The Diary of a Nobody George Grossmith
This classic of Victorian suburbia will always be renowned for the character of Mr Pooter.
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36. Jude the Obscure Thomas Hardy
Its savage bleakness makes it one of the first twentieth-century novels.
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37. The Riddle of the Sands Erskine Childers
A prewar invasion-scare spy thriller by a writer later shot for his part in the Irish republican rising.
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38. The Call of the Wild Jack London
The story of a dog who joins a pack of wolves after his master’s death.
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39. Nostromo Joseph Conrad
Conrad’s masterpiece: a tale of money, love and revolutionary politics.
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40. The Wind in the Willows Kenneth Grahame
This children’s classic was inspired by bedtime stories for Grahame’s son.
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41. In Search of Lost Time Marcel Proust
An unforgettable portrait of Paris in the belle epoque. Probably the longest novel on this list.
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42. The Rainbow D. H. Lawrence
Novels seized by the police, like this one, have a special afterlife.
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43. The Good Soldier Ford Madox Ford
This account of the adulterous lives of two Edwardian couples is a classic of unreliable narration.
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44. The Thirty-Nine Steps John Buchan
A classic adventure story for boys, jammed with action, violence and suspense.
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45. Ulysses James Joyce
Also pursued by the British police, this is a novel more discussed than read.
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46. Mrs Dalloway Virginia Woolf
Secures Woolf’s position as one of the great twentieth-century English novelists.
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47. A Passage to India E. M. Forster
The great novel of the British Raj, it remains a brilliant study of empire.
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48. The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald
The quintessential Jazz Age novel.
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49. The Trial Franz Kafka
The enigmatic story of Joseph K.
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50. Men Without Women Ernest Hemingway
He is remembered for his novels, but it was the short stories that first attracted notice.
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51. Journey to the End of the Night Louis-Ferdinand Celine
The experiences of an unattractive slum doctor during the Great War: a masterpiece of linguistic innovation.
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52. As I Lay Dying William Faulkner
A strange black comedy by an American master.
Buy As I Lay Dying at the Guardian Bookshop
53. Brave New World Aldous Huxley
Dystopian fantasy about the world of the seventh century AF (after Ford).
Buy Brave New World at the Guardian Bookshop
54. Scoop Evelyn Waugh
The supreme Fleet Street novel.
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55. USA John Dos Passos
An extraordinary trilogy that uses a variety of narrative devices to express the story of America.
Buy USA at the Guardian Bookshop
56. The Big Sleep Raymond Chandler
Introducing Philip Marlowe: cool, sharp, handsome – and bitterly alone.
Buy The Big Sleep at the Guardian Bookshop
57. The Pursuit Of Love Nancy Mitford
An exquisite comedy of manners with countless fans.
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58. The Plague Albert Camus
A mysterious plague sweeps through the Algerian town of Oran.
Buy The Plague at the Guardian Bookshop
59. Nineteen Eighty-Four George Orwell
This tale of one man’s struggle against totalitarianism has been appropriated the world over.
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60. Malone Dies Samuel Beckett
Part of a trilogy of astonishing monologues in the black comic voice of the author of Waiting for Godot.
Buy Malone Dies at the Guardian Bookshop
61. Catcher in the Rye J.D. Salinger
A week in the life of Holden Caulfield. A cult novel that still mesmerises.
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62. Wise Blood Flannery O’Connor
A disturbing novel of religious extremism set in the Deep South.
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63. Charlotte’s Web E. B. White
How Wilbur the pig was saved by the literary genius of a friendly spider.
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64. The Lord Of The Rings J. R. R. Tolkien
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65. Lucky Jim Kingsley Amis
An astonishing debut: the painfully funny English novel of the Fifties.
Buy Lucky Jim at the Guardian Bookshop
66. Lord of the Flies William Golding
Schoolboys become savages: a bleak vision of human nature.
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67. The Quiet American Graham Greene
Prophetic novel set in 1950s Vietnam.
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68 On the Road Jack Kerouac
The Beat Generation bible.
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69. Lolita Vladimir Nabokov
Humbert Humbert’s obsession with Lolita is a tour de force of style and narrative.
Buy Lolita at the Guardian Bookshop
70. The Tin Drum Gunter Grass
Hugely influential, Rabelaisian novel of Hitler’s Germany.
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71. Things Fall Apart Chinua Achebe
Nigeria at the beginning of colonialism. A classic of African literature.
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72. The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie Muriel Spark
A writer who made her debut in The Observer – and her prose is like cut glass.
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73. To Kill A Mockingbird Harper Lee
Scout, a six-year-old girl, narrates an enthralling story of racial prejudice in the Deep South.
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74. Catch-22 Joseph Heller
‘[He] would be crazy to fly more missions and sane if he didn’t, but if he was sane he had to fly them. If he flew them he was crazy and didn’t have to; if he didn’t want to he was sane and had to.’
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75. Herzog Saul Bellow
Adultery and nervous breakdown in Chicago.
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76. One Hundred Years of Solitude Gabriel Garcia Marquez
A postmodern masterpiece.
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77. Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont Elizabeth Taylor
A haunting, understated study of old age.
Buy Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont at the Guardian Bookshop
78. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy John Le Carre
A thrilling elegy for post-imperial Britain.
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79. Song of Solomon Toni Morrison
The definitive novelist of the African-American experience.
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80. The Bottle Factory Outing Beryl Bainbridge
Macabre comedy of provincial life.
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81. The Executioner’s Song Norman Mailer
This quasi-documentary account of the life and death of Gary Gilmore is possibly his masterpiece.
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82. If on a Winter’s Night a Traveller Italo Calvino
A strange, compelling story about the pleasures of reading.
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83. A Bend in the River V. S. Naipaul
The finest living writer of English prose. This is his masterpiece: edgily reminiscent of Heart of Darkness.
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84. Waiting for the Barbarians J.M. Coetzee
Bleak but haunting allegory of apartheid by the Nobel prizewinner.
Buy Waiting for the Barbarians at the Guardian Bookshop
85. Housekeeping Marilynne Robinson
Haunting, poetic story, drowned in water and light, about three generations of women.
Buy Housekeeping at the Guardian Bookshop
86. Lanark Alasdair Gray
Seething vision of Glasgow. A Scottish classic.
Buy Lanark at the Guardian Bookshop
87. The New York Trilogy Paul Auster
Dazzling metaphysical thriller set in the Manhattan of the 1970s.
Buy The New York Trilogy at the Guardian Bookshop
88. The BFG Roald Dahl
A bestseller by the most popular postwar writer for children of all ages.
Buy The BFG at the Guardian Bookshop
89. The Periodic Table Primo Levi
A prose poem about the delights of chemistry.
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90. Money Martin Amis
The novel that bags Amis’s place on any list.
Buy Money at the Guardian Bookshop
91. An Artist of the Floating World Kazuo Ishiguro
A collaborator from prewar Japan reluctantly discloses his betrayal of friends and family.
Buy An Artist of the Floating World at the Guardian Bookshop
92. Oscar And Lucinda Peter Carey
A great contemporary love story set in nineteenth-century Australia by double Booker prizewinner.
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93. The Book of Laughter and Forgetting Milan Kundera
Inspired by the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968, this is a magical fusion of history, autobiography and ideas.
Buy The Book of Laughter and Forgetting at the Guardian Bookshop
94. Haroun and the Sea of Stories Salman Rushdie
In this entrancing story Rushdie plays with the idea of narrative itself.
Buy Haroun and the Sea of Stories at the Guardian Bookshop
95. La Confidential James Ellroy
Three LAPD detectives are brought face to face with the secrets of their corrupt and violent careers.
Buy LA Confidential at the Guardian Bookshop
96. Wise Children Angela Carter
A theatrical extravaganza by a brilliant exponent of magic realism.
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97. Atonement Ian McEwan
Acclaimed short-story writer achieves a contemporary classic of mesmerising narrative conviction.
Buy Atonement at the Guardian Bookshop
98. Northern Lights Philip Pullman
Lyra’s quest weaves fantasy, horror and the play of ideas into a truly great contemporary children’s book.
Buy Northern Lights at the Guardian Bookshop
99. American Pastoral Philip Roth
For years, Roth was famous for Portnoy’s Complaint . Recently, he has enjoyed an extraordinary revival.
Buy American Pastoral at the Guardian Bookshop
100. Austerlitz W. G. Sebald
Posthumously published volume in a sequence of dream-like fictions spun from memory, photographs and the German past.
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Even evil gods and goddess need love.
SET wanted nothing more than to feel life in the body of his wife. A smoky tendril stretched out from his gaseous form and skimmed the empty shell she’d left him. But what a beautiful shell. Her dusty pink nipples topped globes of taut flesh. A flat abdomen led to trim hips and a smooth mons. If only her legs would willingly open, cradle him, welcome him into her dark recess and their sensual embrace. Angry, he vibrated and a jagged strike of red lightning flared in the center of his mass. Per their agreement, for three millennia he abstained from enjoying carnal delights with his wife. At council meetings, her sparkling presence reminded him of what he didn’t have—had never had. Nephythys, the woman his minuscule soul was attached to. In all their time together never had she graced him with a smile, a willing touch, a moan of pleasure. Those precious acknowledgments she reserved for anyone but him.
He’d hoped all this time apart had softened her, made her long for his attention, any attention. Perhaps now she would allow him a foothold into her heart. After so long, her bitterness must have healed.
His optimism withered when he entered her bedroom and beheld this still nakedness sprawled on the bed.
This is all she would give him. A corpse. Parts of him lashed out and shattered the pretty things she collected.
He pulsed with the desire to crush her, leave nothing but a bloody, broken body. One of the many dark pleasures he enjoyed.
He couldn’t, not to her.
The bedroom disintegrated as tendrils sprang from his gaseous body and whipped about the room. Nothing escaped swift destruction except the soulless form on the bed.
SET drew his expanded self together and calmed, reined in his darkness. Once composed, a tendril wrapped around her waist and dragged her limp body to the edge. He transformed from his preferred state to a more solid form, his dark swirling essences momentarily trapped beneath a barrier of thin, translucent skin. He could be anything, male, female, or animal, but he made himself into a form he knew she would desire, a tall, muscular male. He looked down and studied his member jutting proudly forward. Cylindrical, the appendage had none of the features that completed the male anatomy. No sacs, no hair, no veiny sinews, and no bulbous head with a slit opening.
Not his favorite form, he tolerated it for Nephythys. His gaseous state was much more functional. The boundaries of flesh disturbed him. Limited him. Made him vulnerable to all the vagaries humans suffered. Never would he bind himself into human form. She would have to accept this substitute.
SET spread her legs apart and studied her opening. Dry, no moisture wept for him. In his gaseous form, her arousal didn’t matter. He could penetrate every part of her body, simultaneously filling her repeatedly until all his frustrations were excised.
He touched the jutting part of him to her opening and felt her shriveled membranes brace. This will hurt, he thought with a cruel grin. His essences pulsed beneath the translucent skin, taking pleasure at the thought of her pain. But physical pain healed while a wounded heart festered.
Somewhere on the island, her spirit waited for his departure and the ritual cleansing to be completed. Once the nulls removed all evidence of his presence, only then would she rejoin her body. Nothing of his visit would remain.
Angry, he thrust inside and buried as deep as the appendage allowed. Something pricked his eyes and a bead of moisture rolled down the slope of his face. He touched the strangeness, smoothed it between his fingers.
Tears. He jerked away from his wife and reverted to his gaseous state.
This is why he never took the disgusting form. Quivering in annoyance—or maybe fright—he fled the destroyed room and ended up in the alcove.
Thank Ra she wasn’t here to witness the display. It would give her pleasure to see him so weak. Her laughter would ring in the council chamber. The God of Evil would not suffer humiliation. Agitated, he swirled about the room, brushing every surface, filling every microscopic crevice. He brushed something.
The remnants of a man.Leave a comment
I decided to post a recipe that I’m too lazy to make, but love to eat!
- 3 1/2 to 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 envelope Fleischmann’s Active Dry or RapidRise Yeast
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup evaporated milk
- 1/4 cup butter or margarine
- 1/4 cup water
- 2 eggs
- Cranberry Filling (recipe follows)
- Powdered Sugar Icing, optional (recipe follows)
- Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, sugar, undissolved yeast and salt in a large bowl.
- Heat milk, butter and water until very warm (120°F to 130°F). Gradually add to flour mixture; beat 2 minutes at medium speed of electric mixer, scraping bowl occasionally.
- Add eggs and 1/2 cup flour; beat 2 minutes at high speed, scraping bowl occasionally. Stir in enough remaining flour to make stiff batter. Cover tightly with plastic wrap; refrigerate 2 to 24 hours.
- Remove from refrigerator. Punch dough down. Remove dough to lightly floured surface. Roll to 21 x 12-inch rectangle.
- Spread Cranberry Filling over dough to within 1/2 inch of edges. Fold crosswise in thirds, to enclose filling, making a 12 x 7-inch rectangle. Press edges to seal. Cut dough into 12 (1-inch) strips. Holding ends of each strip, twist three times. Pinch together ends of each twisted strip to form tarts; place on greased baking sheets. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until almost doubled in size, about 30 to 45 minutes.
- Bake at 400°F for 12 to 15 minutes or until done, switching positions of sheets halfway through baking time for even browning. Remove tarts from baking sheets; let cool on wire racks. Drizzle tarts with Powdered Sugar Icing, if desired.
- Cranberry Filling: Combine 1 cup finely chopped cranberries, 1/2 cup sugar, and 1 1/2 teaspoons grated orange peel in a medium saucepan; bring to boil over medium heat. Reduce heat; simmer, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes or until very thick. Remove mixture from heat, and let cool.
- Powdered Sugar Frosting: Combine 1 cup powdered sugar, 4 to 5 teaspoons evaporated milk, and 1/2 teaspoon Spice Islands Pure Vanilla Extract in a bowl. Stir until smooth.
2 to 24 hours
30 to 45 minutes
12 to 15 minutes
Makes 12 tarts
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Now for a tasty excerpt:
This is a foody excerpt from my debut novel, Eternity. I hope this leaves you hungry for more
The bright neon lights of Joe’s Diner sliced into the gloomy late evening night. “We don’t have to enter.” Roman said, his fingers gently brushing her arm. Standing outside the restaurant, his words sounded reasonable, logical even, but that didn’t stop the pounding of her heart. Still, she moved forward.“Are you sure?”
The warmth of his palm seeped into her and calmed the growing dread. His hand stroked slowly down her arm to cup her elbow. Stella looked into his handsome face. Worry creased his forehead and pleasure bloomed in her chest. She couldn’t remember the last time anyone worried about her or even cared.
“You’ve had a long day.”
True, but she had more energy than ever before, almost as if nothing happened to her. Though only a few days out of the hospital, she healed incredibly fast. Still, she hoped she didn’t pay for it later, but if she did, oh well. She’d survived worse. The thought of being cooped up in her apartment, guarded like she was the crown jewels, held no appeal. Though there were worse things than being trapped with Roman. Every night they shared the futon. Wrapped in his arms, she’d never felt safer or more confused. “I’m fine and we won’t be here long. I just need to get my last paycheck.”She smiled. He studied her face a moment longer before opening the door.
She paused in the doorway and breathed in the comforting scent of French fries, bacon grease and coffee. For three years, she earned a paycheck here and hated every minute. Hated the cheap linoleum, the checkered Formica tables and faded pinstriped wallpaper. The bad retro her boss’ subconscious spewed forth after a late night toe-to-toe with a bottle of Jack and Elvis Presley, had wormed its way into her heart. Familiarity bred comfort and the hideous place became home.
“Stella? Oh my god, it’s you.” Cathy rushed over and pulled her into a smothering embrace. In his customary grease stained apron, Joe lumbered from behind the counter and joined the crush. Stella breathed deeply and Cathy’s botanical shampoo mixed with Joe’s smoky sweat. Home, the word circulated sweetly in her brain.
“It’s so good to see you. We both came by the hospital a few times, but they didn’t know when you’d wake up. Then you did and before I could get there, you were gone. What are you doing out of bed?” Cathy asked.
“I came to get my paycheck.” She suffered their attention until Cathy noticed Roman still standing in the doorway.
“Hello.” Cathy dragged out the word until it was a full sentence. She eyed him from the crown of his jet-black hair head to the toe of his jet-black boots. “And who are you?” She broke free from the hug and sauntered over to him.
“He’s with me, Cathy.” Stella surprised herself by rushing to Roman’s side. “He’s my bodyguard.”
“Bodyguard? Are you serious?” Cathy half laughed.
“Why do you need a bodyguard?” Joe chimed in.
“As long as The Strangler is free, she’s in danger.” Roman’s deep voice rumbled through her.
Cathy cupped Stella’s face in her hands. “I told you to take a cab. Finally, I’m right about something and it has to be this. Go figure. Shit, girl, you coulda died. How are you?” Cathy brushed Stella’s hair out of her face and gasped. Stella jerked away.
Roman’s arm circled her waist and pulled her close to him.
“Stella, your face—”
“I’m better.” Stella shrugged and glanced at Roman. Those blue eyes caressed her, missing nothing.
“You’re more than better.” Joe’s meaty hand patted her shoulder awkwardly. “Are you hungry? Grab a seat. I’ll fix you both Stella’s favorite.” He returned to the kitchen.
They sat in a booth near the back of the diner. Cathy quickly brought water and two Cokes. She tried to linger, but more customers entered. Facing the exit, Roman’s gaze shifted from hers to the door. Stella turned and together they studied a group of college students entering. When she turned back, Roman was staring at her.
“Care to tell me what your favorite meal is?” He pulled the menu from the holder at the other end of the table.
“I wouldn’t necessarily call anything in here my favorite, though a few things are more edible than others,” she whispered.
He grimaced and she took the menu from him.
“The chicken strips and fries are safe if he doesn’t overcook them. The hamburgers are more than good. Don’t eat the seafood.”She lowered her voice. “It’ll kill you.”
Roman leaned forward and crooked a finger for her to do the same. “Nothing can kill me. I’m indestructible.”
Looking at his muscular body and staring at his rugged face, she believed him. Hell, hovering inches from his smiling lips, breathing in the woodsy, masculine scent of him, she’d believe anything he wanted to tell her. She sat back on her side of the booth.
Two chicken strip baskets slid in front of them. “I swiped their order for you,” Cathy said conspiratorially, pointing a finger at the couple playing tongue hockey at the table closest to the front door. “They’re in love.” She rolled her eyes. “They won’t mind waiting ten more minutes.”
“So,” Cathy turned her attention to Roman. “Can you guard me when you’re done with Stella ‘cause my body definitely needs protecting.” Blonde from a bottle, tanned from a salon, her million-watt smile worked on many men and she didn’t spare him any of the wattage.
“He’s unavailable, Cathy.” Stella warned.
Roman’s gaze slid to hers.
“Oh, okay.” Cathy’s smile wavered, but rebounded quickly. “Anymore like you back at the agency?”
“There are a few more. You can choose from the bunch.” Stella’s mouth and libido were in cahoots. She stuffed a French fry between her lips.
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Something Fun For Friday.
Not trying to offend anyone, but I thought this was funny! I found this article on Comsopolitan and got a kick out of it.
Ever wonder what your guys is thinking while you’re giving him head?
Honestly, 90% of the time we’re just thinking “please do something with my balls” and “awesome” but let’s get weird with the other 10%.
1. Yeah, she’s about to put my penis in her mouth. OK, play it cool, don’t force it. Just let it happen. OK YEAH I AM GETTING A BLOWJOB THIS IS AMAZING THIS IS THE BEST MOMENT OF MY LIFE I’M GOING TO CALL MY FAMILY (I’M NOT ACTUALLY GOING TO CALL MY FAMILY).
2. Wait, can she see my butthole right now? What does it look like? I’m realizing I’ve never seen my own butthole and it’s kind of freaking me out. I’m going to get a mirror after this and check it out. No, I’m not. I’m going to leave this one a mystery.
3. What does my dick taste like?
4. This is great, but it would be better if I pulled at her hair really hard and started mouth-fucking her brains out. Oh, it doesn’t look like she likes it. That’s weird. I don’t understand why.
5. Do you remember that time your dog got really sick, and you had to put it to sleep, and the way it — WHY ARE YOU THINKING ABOUT THIS RIGHT NOW YOU ARE LITERALLY GETTING A BLOWJOB.
6. Am I taking too long? No, probably not. I’m sure she doesn’t mind.
7. *High-fiving self in my own mind. Two of me are running toward each other in an open field, Sound of Music-style, high-fiving the fuck out of each other.*
8. She’s really good at this. Wait, is she too good at this? No. No, she is just the right amount of good at this.
9. I sort of feel like I have to come, but I don’t want to tell her too early and have her stop. No, I’m definitely going to come. Tell her! OK, wait, no — I don’t have to come yet. Alright, dude, you just yelled “I’mgonnac—” and stopped yourself by turning it into a weird grunt/moan hybrid. I don’t think she noticed.
10. Ok, now I’m really going to cum. I have to make sure I say it really sexy, though. I don’t want to ruin the mood. Ok, great. I said it and I think that sounded like a robot voice but at least she knows.
11. Oh, awesome. She swallowed it. NO DON’T TRY AND KISS ME.
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