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Sizzling Heat Wave: Fav Summer Reads

27 May

Hello Lady Smut readers — where are we going? Where have we been?

We’ve been busy publishing! Here are some new reads by our crew past and present that you want to check out for your summer reading:

FEARLESS

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Sarah’s life of discipline and rigid control is nearly shattered by two men—one who wishes to submit to her, the other who might break her.

Sarah Marillioux fled back to Washington, DC after a weekend of reckless, delicious, impetuous passion in London with another Dominant, Steffan Vidar. Two years later, Sarah has re-established her life of unerring discipline and control until Steffan reappears to threaten her status quo of relegating all romantic encounters to a dungeon. He’s moved to DC and, with him, is Laurent Chacon, Steffan’s angelic submissive—a mixture of masculine strength and aching vulnerability. Together they will bring her carefully constructed world crashing down around her. It would almost be worth it to have Laurent. The problem is, she’d have to take Steffan, too.  AMAZON, APPLE, BARNES & NOBLE, KOBO

BEST WOMEN’S EROTICA

best women's erotica

In Best Women’s Erotica of the Year, Volume 4, award-winning editor Rachel Kramer Bussel has gathered the hottest sexy stories starring outspoken women who daringly pursue love and lust.

You’ll read about a single mom who goes back to college and gets some very hands-on education from her hot professor, an Amish woman tenderly revealing her most intimate desires, and a woman who crafts the man of her dreams. From outsiders who passionately claim their place without apology to women taking the boldest of risks with their hearts and their bodies, these sizzling stories are sure to make your heart pound.

Featuring stories by popular authors including Alyssa Cole, Megan Hart, Tamsen Parker, Sofia Quintero, Suleikha Snyder, and Alessandra Torre, along with a variety newcomers to the genre, these tales will turn you on and stay with you long after you’ve finished.

 

 

 

Making Merry?

26 Dec

by Madeline Iva

Hi fabulous people! Hope you’ve been festive and making merry this Christmas.  We’re going on a bit of a hiatus through the holidays — but if you’re looking to add to your reading pile here are a few things you might want to put in your Christmas stocking:

FREE READ: JACKSON, by Elizabeth Sa Fleur – Alpha male, BDSM

FREE ON KU: MISTAKEN, LITTLE LIES, BIG LOVE by Isabelle Drake – Mistaken Identity, Rom Com

MISTRESS OF THE UNDEAD by Isabelle Drake – Zombie sex (!), Erotic Romance

And if you want to catch up on your Lady Smut reading here are a few categories to check out:

I Want To Believe: Sex Magick and Strange Angel Alexa Day talks about Rupert Friend

Romance in the time of Black Panther by Alexa Day

Achievement Unlocked by Kiersten Hallie Krum – sharing her struggles and triumphs in her journey to achieve fitness & health

Donald Glover: TV’s Most Interesting Man by Madeline Iva

Excerpt Front SHAKE DOWN by Elizabeth SaFleur – Rachel’s ex-fiancé

shows up at the bar looking hot and looking for revenge…

Heroines Locked in the Erotic, Gothic Universe of David Lynch by guest blogger Chole Robbins

The Ghost of Hot Relationships That Never Were…by Madeline Iva – in which Madeline’s dirty imagination pairs up various couples from The Good Place, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and Black Panther.

 

Sexy Saturday Round Up

1 Dec

Sexy Saturday Round Up

By Elizabeth Shore

Welcome to December! Month of holidays, sugar, relatives, shopping, cranky people, happy people, and the annual A Christmas Story marathonBut just when you think your life is spinning out of control and you’re going to OD on your co-workers’ Christmas cookies, know that you’ll always have a respite here at Lady Smut. We won’t put you into sugar shock, but we’re still awfully sweet.

 

From Elizabeth:

Send 2018 off with a stack of good reads. NPR lists the year’s best books.

The new holiday drink for 2018 is a pine tree in your cup. Um…yum? Maybe?

Melania’s murderous red Christmas trees– and why they freak us the hell out.

14 ways to make your vajayjay’s little happy buttoneven happier.

Not having much sex these days? Neither are lots of people. We’re in a sex recession, people!

From Madeline:

Have you celebrated the anniversary of that classic Bollywood movie, Kal Ho Naa Ho? Learn about how the mega-influential movie landed in America.

Mexico’s third gender.

Does identifying as asexual mean you identify as a part of the queer community?

 

 

 

Sexy Saturday Round Up

9 Nov

Sexy Saturday Round UpHey sexy ladies-

You survived election week and now you can settle back to reap your reward: a mega-SSRU this Saturday.  As always, we’ve got news about strong women, gender, and whacky sex stuff. Enjoy!

From Madeline:

Jezebel looks at fatness, race, and food policies in America.

Slutever asks: Is it feminist to wear a strap on?

The Atlantic explores: How does puberty affect a girl’s confidence?

Guts Mag looks at how to become a butt slut: sexual mindfulness while having anal sex.

The new Colette movie focusses on the author’s bi-sexuality.

Trans women on losing their virginity-twice.

Squirting 101: Soak Up the Pleasure, Soak Up the Fun

Aftercare is not just for bottoms/subs.  Turns out tops and doms need aftercare too.

Beware of SWERFs: Sex work shamers who claim they are feminist.

BBC on how online dating is changing our perceptions of beauty.

Are you gassing up your friends? Here’s how and why you should.

Saggy boobs matter! A memoir/self-help book written by a young african-american reflects upon experiences of those often ignored by self-help books.

VENOM! Here’s a review about the latest Tom Hardy movie.

Simple tips on how men can last longer while having sex.

People had mixed reviews of the Sabrina reboot on Netflix–this Atlantic article explores the depiction of female power in the new series.

Last but not least–we wouldn’t be Lady Smut if we didn’t this female reporter exploring the latest in creepy Sex Bot technology. 

A Super-Sexy Shifter Hero in ARROWS OF THE HEART

12 Oct

by Madeline Iva

Shifter alert! Jeffe Kennedy talks to us about her just released ARROWS OF THE HEART which includes a sexy play-ah hero.  Go git that bad boy today!

Shapeshifters are super sexy – isn’t that true?

All that delicious animal nature and passion guided by human intellect. And the magical ability that gives them all that shimmering power, beauty, and near-immortality. The shapeshifters in my Twelve Kingdoms and Uncharted Realms books are the Celtic variety. Not weres, they are true shapeshifters with the ability to take on multiple forms. The most accomplished and magical among them are able to shift into the greatest variety of forms.

And, yes, they’re sexy.

Though there’s always that line. You know the one, between shapeshifter sex and, well, bestiality. Because nobody likes bestiality. It’s the ultimate lack of consent – as animals can’t consent – and it’s pretty much just icky.

So, most of the time, when we’re writing shapeshifter stories with smexy goodness, sex occurs only in human form.

ARROWS OF THE HEART is written from the perspective of Karyn, a woman exiled from her (decidely non-magical) home country, who falls in love with a shapeshifter. Zyr, irreverent, mischievous, a self-proclaimed excellent lover and happy to share his skills. He is a powerful shapeshifter, too, one of the most prolific of his generation, and able to take many different forms—including a gryphon.

A gorgeous, powerful, sleek black gryphon.

Though Karyn comes from a culture where women remain virgins until marriage – and she’s steadfastly clung to her “honor” – she doesn’t stand a chance against Zyr’s seductive charms. Especially when he wins her heart.

But along the way, they’re on a critical quest to stop a looming war. Just the two of them, for days on end, with Karyn riding on Zyr’s back.

This cover is breath taking. See the giant black gryphon in the back? Click to buy.

I thought about those lines. She’s a human. He’s a gryphon, with a feline body. People, he can purr.

Now, any woman who’s ridden a horse can vouch for the sensuality of the experience. Imagine if that steed had the heart and intelligence of a charming person, and could purr. Imagine what happens if he can selectively shapeshift parts of his body while in human form. So he’s still human but we also get to experience his purr, a raspy tongue, and what the ability to selectively enlarge parts of his body can do…

So, yeah. I totally had to go there!

Because THE ARROWS OF THE HEART is a fantasy romance, the quest takes precedence. And Karyn is an honorable woman, not easily swayed or seduced. But they get there.

It’s totally hot.

Jeffe Kennedy is the author of an award-winning fantasy romance trilogy The Twelve Kingdoms which includes Book 1, The Mark of the TalaThe Tears of the Rose and The Talon of the Hawk. Two more books followed in this world, beginning the spin-off series The Uncharted Realms. Book one in that series, The Pages of the Mind, was nominated for the RT Reviewer’s Choice Best Fantasy Romance of 2016 and won RWA’s 2017 RITA® Award.

Her other works include the fantasy romance novels of A Covenant of Thorns; the contemporary BDSM novellas of the Facets of Passion; an erotic contemporary serial novel, Master of the Opera; and the erotic romance trilogy, Falling Under, which includes Going Under, Under His Touch and Under Contract.

Jeffe lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with two Maine coon cats, plentiful free-range lizards and a very handsome Doctor of Oriental Medicine.

Find her at her website: JeffeKennedy.com, every Sunday at the popular SFF Seven blog, on Facebook, on Goodreads and pretty much constantly on Twitter @jeffekennedy.

 

 

 

Seasons of Sorcery: Fab Fantasy Anthology–Check it out!

12 Oct

by Madeline Iva

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This cover is scrum-i-licious! And these female fantasy authors are fabulous — you’ll seriously want to check out the pre-order.

The amazon link doesn’t give us any info about the authors, so let me introduce you to ones that I’m familiar with:

Grace Draven is a USA Today Best Selling Author.  I saw her in person in Houston a few weeks ago at a book signing with Illona Andrews–the husband wife team who write under that name.  The event was at a fabulous bookstore called Murder By The Book--if you live in or near Houston you’ll want to visit.

Grace Draven is tres charming in person. Readers at the event commented on their love of the way she creates gripping battle scenes in her novels.

Grace Draven at Book signing

Grace Draven on the right, speaks at a book talk with good friends Illona and Gordon–who together write as Illona Andrews.

It turns out Grace’s husband Patrick is her ace in the hole.  He is into the ye olde thing *big time*.  He owns a collection of antique swords which are displayed around the house (even in the bathroom!)  She doesn’t look far for fight scene inspiration and he critiques her scenes for authenticity.

Jeffe Kennedy is an author I’ve become familiar with in romance circles. Her book covers just keep getting better! Last summer she won a big ole RITA award from the national romance association.  See our other blog post on her latest book ARROWS OF THE HEART –it was just released yesterday.

We’ve talked about Amanda Bouchet before on Lady Smut.  She had a smashingly successful debut with her KINGMAKER CHRONICLES series a few years ago.  She writes strong heroines with all the romance feels.  You’ll also lurv her world building chops.

Anthologies are made to introduce us to new authors and for me, the new author in this bunch is Jennifer Estes. I hadn’t heard of her before. I’m excited to get my hands on a copy of the anthology in order to check her out.  If any of you out there have read any of the authors above and want to share what you think, I’m all ears. Please comment below or on our LadySmut facebook page.

Madeline Iva is a fantasy author who writes characters that like to play in the shadows.  Join her cult following newsletter or her new Gothic Lair on fb.  Check out Madeline’s other Lady Smut blog posts.

 

 

 

 

SKYE WARREN writes Dark Romance Crack

8 Oct
Skye Warren's Survival of the Richest dark romance

Click to buy Skye Warren’s latest book.

by Madeline Iva

DESPERATION AND DANGER IN A BOTTLE: There are certain elements of dark romance that are compelling. The heroine’s life is about to fall off a cliff–is falling–has fallen.  It’s a familiar feeling, people.  If you’ve been there too, you know how it is. While everything is absolutely horrible at the same time you feel very alive. You’re in the jungle, emotionally speaking. Desperation heightens all your senses.  It’s a heady thing, struggling to survive the trauma/disaster/implosion of what was your life.  I don’t want to go back and live it over again–but reading dark romance puts me right back in those feels.  Cue the music–Hello darkness my old friend.  

Few writers have the talent to re-create those feels on the page–but Skye is one of them.  It’s addictive to pop into that heightened state for a few hours, always knowing you can pop right out again and lay the kindle down.

THE SQUIRMY FACTOR: Skye Warren manages to combine all those feels with settings of luxury and wealth.  A very heady combo.  THEN SHE JUST GOES THERE sex-wise. Oy.  What intensity.  It’s the kind of romance that makes you feel like squirrels are fighting in your tummy. One of Skye’s teasers on facebook referenced how the inexperienced heroine’s throat was sore–from the rough sex she’d been having with the hero. (!!!) That teaser put me into a sex-daze for weeks.

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TRUST FUND is the book Skye is offering new readers for free–right now.

Along with Pam Godwin, Skye Warren really knows how to keep us in the vulnerable-desperate-and-need-to-survive situation.  I don’t even know exactly how she does it. Sometimes what she’s writing is really raw yet I’m with her inch by inch. My eyeballs are practically cutting into the page wanting more More MORE.

SKYE WARREN’S BOOKS ARE DARK ROMANCE CRACK–SO TRY ONE ALREADY.  You can do so for free. Go to SKY WARREN’S WEBSITE. Go to the bottom of the page where it says SIGN UP FOR THE VIP READER LIST.  Add your email.  Get the free copy of your book and start reading.

*They’re serials. You’ll read one and wind up buying two or three more.

Madeline Iva writes characters who like to play in the shadows.  She writes fantasy, gothic, and paranormal stories.  Join her Gothic Lair. Check out Madeline’s Lady Smut blog posts.

Donald Glover: TV’s Most Interesting Man

21 Sep

by Madeline Iva

Hola Chicas! I’m baaaaaaaack! and here today to talk to you about Donald Glover, TV’s most interesting man.  Yeah, I didn’t see him coming either.

But you gotta admit, he’s quietly provocative and thoughtful.  Put those two qualities together and I’m thinking he’s kinda sexy, you know? It wasn’t until THE MARTIAN when I really noticed him for the first time.  Every time he walked on screen the movie became three times more interesting.  His intelligence and understated persona plucked him out of the realm of character actors and presented us with something understated, yet compelling. (Also I’m a sucker for interesting genius geek types.)

Did you see SOLO — in which Glover played Lando Calrissian.  Did he have the Billy Dee magic? Eh. There’s only one Billy Dee. But who cares? Glover’s got his own something something going on.

He is an actor who’s at his best playing off other excellent actors. His role thrilled me and chilled me when it became clear (to all people over the age of twelve at least) that Lando was having a sexual relationship with his robot, L3-37.  She’s not even an android, technically. Yet Lando is *clearly* having great Robot Sex with her. This is a sub-plot worthy of it’s own blog post–I’ll get to it in the weeks ahead.Lando and L3

Then I saw Glover’s video in his alternative rap star persona: Childish Gambino.  Should I just assume you’ve all seen this video and found it interesting and kind of looked up stuff on the internet about it like I have? (I always feel so late to the party.) — Anyway, in case you haven’t — here it is:

Okay — so at this point I’m a solid Donald Glover fan.  Whatever he’s saying–I want to hear it.

Meanwhile, his TV show ALTANTA is edgy, rumpled, and nonchalantly cool.  His character, Earn is a man of different facets.  He’s certainly flawed–Earn sometimes lets his frustrations paint him into a corner he can’t get out of. At the same time he’s adroit, loyal, and solution-minded.  The show has an edge of humor, and a swirl of racism that forms the backdrop of the world he lives in. I liiiiiiiiike him.  I mean, bonus points and gold stars all around for representing a complex, multi-dimensional character and a world I haven’t seen before.  The fact that the show was created, written and directed by him has lifted his reputation up by about twelve notches.  And the show? I never know really what’s going to happen next, which can offset the wince-y pain of watching the lives of black folk exposed to the pervasive racism in America.

So WHAT THE HECK Emmys? Seriously? Not even best actor this year? At least last year he won for best actor and best director.  I was not surprised to see that the casting director was up for an award–for the cast is fabu.  Zazie Beetz, btw, plays his love interest on the show. She is also one of the best, most interesting actresses kicking around these days. (You might have also seen her in Deadpool 2.)

ATLANTA is frequently humorous in terms of juxtaposed contexts. The characters walk their own crooked path trying to get somewhere when they see an opportunity.  Along the way they make pit-stops to survey the swampy landscape studded with family members stuck in the muck.  The show has a so-funny-it’s-awful tone that I slurp up with relish.

I also found the editing from episode to episode interesting across the season.  Characters plop down into being, go away, come back. The show raises issues, end unresolved, and then leap onto another pathway in the next episode.  One could argue that form follows content–the show jumps in the same way that Glover’s character Earn experiences his fortunes rise and fall as his client and cousin finds bits of success on the path to leave drug dealing for the rap world.  Even his name — Earn — short for Earnest, no doubt, has it’s own Dickensian poke in the viewers gut invoking rap myth-making, the music industry, and money.

The best part of the show is how it reveals issues or complex situations for us to chew upon, but never tries to tell us how to think or feel about them.  Glover is the anti-Sorkin of TV.  Check it out — and check out below the way Glover showed up to the Emmy’s as a creepy character from his show….

You can watch Season One of ATLANTA on:

AMAZON (May be the cheapest price right now)

YOU TUBE

REDBOX *

or via HULU subscription

Redbox is still in beta with streaming TV shows.  Be aware that sometimes your viewing can be interrupted.

—-And continue to check out Lady Smut where we will always share with you our edgy obsessions.

Madeline Iva enjoys penning stories about reclusive guys with dark secrets in mouldering castles.  If you like your gothic gloom with a fantasy or paranormal twist join her cult following newsletter.

Sexy Saturday Round Up

15 Sep

Sexy Saturday Round UpHi lovely vaginas! We’ve got some spiffy, sexy new links for you, while you nestle at home (hopefully out of the rain and floods.) Cheers!

This woman went vegan and her period cramps from hell became a distant memory.

Explaining men and their selfie expressions of pain.

Does revenge work? Only if you’re a certain type of person.

Sex and the Sugar Daddy: female students in Kenya find another type of school loan — but is there a price to pay?

Road testing 5 remote control vibrators.

 

 

 

Sexy Saturday Round Up

23 Jun

Sexy Saturday Round UpHowdy! Settling into the summer groove? We are.  Here are some sexy Saturday news articles to tickle your brain and satisfy your craving for sensual knowledge.  Enjoy. 🙂

From Madeline:

Boyish good, girlish bad — 😦 What are we saying when we cringe at boys who like girly things?

Hyena females rule–literally.  In every way.  They also have a very large pseudopenis.

From Slutever: How to have great sex on your period.

Women’s Health asks: Do you give yer boobies enough love?

The dark side of orgasmic tantric bliss.

 

 

https://www.manrepeller.com/2018/06/polyamorous-open-relationship.html

 

 

 

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