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Sexy Saturday Round Up

15 Dec

Sexy Saturday Round UpBy Elizabeth Shore

Dashing through the snow, dashing through the mall, it’s all madness to us. With only a bit over a week to go until Christmas descends, it’s easy to get caught up in the rush of present buying and cocktail party attending. In the throes of it all, it’s important to take a little time for ourselves. We’re glad you’ve decided to spend some of it with us. Relax and unwind – we’ve got some links up for you.

Jezelbel’s take on the best books of the year.

Pot and sex…we’re talking about cannasexuals. Yes, it’s a thing.

Sex lives of historial queens. We’re talking about you, The Favourite.

Get yourself out of that office holiday party early. Trust us, just do it.

It’s here! A compilation of the worst holiday moviesevah!

It’s the Pornhub review of the year.

Just in case you’re wondering what Jason Momoa is up to. Hello, Aqua Man!

 

 

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

17 Nov

Sexy Saturday Round UpBy Elizabeth Shore

How things change in a week! We started out getting more and more election results from last Tuesday, ended with a bizarre snow storm in the northeast, and are now on the cusp of Thanksgiving. Whhhaaattt??? But changes keep life interesting – as do cool reads from our weekly round-up. So if you’ve finished shoveling out the car, put your feet up, relax, and enjoy. It’s the weekend! Ahhhh….

From Elizabeth:

Masters of literary fiction dish on their own masterpieces.

Tarot card predictions for this weekend for every zodiac sign.

Have sex, save lives.

So classy! Moronic prez Trump honors dead Supreme Court justice by praising all the sex he had.

Thanksgiving alert! How to buy a turkey.

From Madeline:

Historically important interracial relationships.

Two nerdy history girls relate the logical thoughts of a famous Regency courtesan.

Hilarious: “12 Non-threatening Leadership Strategies for Women

The price of a bigger penis.

The difference between spontaneous and responsive desire.

That old tried and true Hollywood romance story from the male point of view is basically a blueprint for stalkers. YOU is a TV show using that blueprint and combining it with a modern sensibility.

Sex robot brothel–that’s not realllllly a sex robot brothel.

 

 

 

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

12 Oct

by Madeline Iva

seasons of sorcery

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.

trust fund dark romance book cover skye warren

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.

Sexy Saturday Round Up

29 Jun

Sexy Saturday Round UpBy Elizabeth Shore

Don’t look now, awesome peeps, but it’s the weekend before the 4th! Hopefully you’re like half the people in my day job office who had the wise foresight to take next week off. But if you didn’t, that’s OK, too. Wednesday for much of us will be a time of relaxation, a break in the middle of the road, a day for slacking off and having fun. And speaking of fun on this weekend before the 4th, exercise your independence early by checking out the fun reads we’ve gathered up for you. No better way to get the party started.

Are you part of the rarest personality type in the world?

Harry Potter…and smut? One writer’s quest to write erotic fan fiction of HP. Am I the only one finding this just a bit creepy?

If an app can pick a date for you, why not let your parents pick your spouse. The case for arranged marriage.

Justice Kennedy’s retirement threatens safe and legal abortion. How to stop it.

Looking for beach reads on the wild side? 50 must-read werewolf romances.

It’s not porn – it’s making love! Here’s a sneak peek so you can judge for yourself.

The “sex ed guys” know little about sex ed. But at least they’re kinda funny.

Girl Boner August McLaughlin chats with the queen of lesbian sex 101, Stevie Boebie.

#Metoo from a man’s point of view. Author Amber Tamblyn’s new novel features a female serial rapist.

 

 

 

 

 

Sexy Saturday Round Up

18 May

Sexy Saturday Round UpWhat a week it’s been! Some of us are at RT in Reno, NV.  Some of us are at home wishing we were at RT.  And today we’re online at #LadySmut playing games and giving away ebooks.  Join us!

From Madeline:

We’re very exciting that Donald Glover is playing Lando Calrissian – but also that Lando is portrayed as a pansexual! 

What hat will YOU be wearing at the royal wedding?

Eric Schneiderman is giving BDSM a bad name

Lady Smut to DJ Khaled: You gotta give to get, bro

At THE WING, Women demand a single sex co-working space.

By Elizabeth Shore

They’re pointless, useless, and suck up time, but sometimes we all need dumb tweets to make us laugh out loud.

Did you think Miss Congeniality was gay? Well, as it turns out

What to know about hyposexuality.

Royal wedding gossip! All the dirt is right here.

Remembering a great writer. R.I.P. Tom Wolfe.

Who eats pounds and pounds of candy per person every year? You’ll never guess.

The weird, nutty Yanny vs Laurel explained.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pliant, Helpless, & Half Naked: Excerpt from Wicked Apprentice

10 May

Wicked Apprenticeby Madeline Iva

Time for a scrumptious bit of fantasy romance, my lady vaginas.

Here’s an excerpt from WICKED APPRENTICE, Book One in the Wicked Magic Series. 

Prin has captured a “uncanny creature” and brought him back to her mistress’s castle.  She did it under orders, not knowing what the sorceress Hulgetta planned to do with the gorgeous, tall stranger and his pointy ears.  Yet as she notices how his eyes change from black to green and back again, she starts experiencing strange feelings–feelings that begin to challenge her obsession with learning magic.  She suddenly wants to know more about her prisoner–she wants to know him intimately.

“They all called you Prin,” he said at last.

“Yes.” He wasn’t going to mention how they behaved. Thank you. She took a bigger breath.

“That’s… an odd name.” His Berbainwick was strangely accented, his words all stretched out instead of clipped off. He kind of gargled them sometimes at the back of the throat. To her ears the language had never sounded half so charming before.

“It’s a nickname,” she explained, and then stopped, not willing to explain more. Touchy ground here.

“What does it stand for?” he asked. His voice was lilting and gentle, another tone entirely from before. “Princess?”

“Bet you say that to all the girls,” Prin replied. In fact, it was an abbreviation for ‘apprentice’ and a way of making fun of Hulgetta’s speech. She wasn’t going to tell him that, of course. Everything about him was gentle and refined. She kinda wanted to muss him up a little bit.

“I said nothing to them at all.” He looked puzzled.

She wrinkled her nose. “Never mind.”

“You are a princess then?” he said. He asked her a question in a language she didn’t understand. She looked down at her calloused fingertips and didn’t reply. Let him think what he liked. The silence stretched on. She looked up and his attractiveness hit her again like a physical blow.

His eyes had gone dark again, and he was a vision of sensitive torment. She felt herself involuntarily reaching towards him. Then, alas, the eyes changed back, and she regained a modicum of self-control. She stood up and paced around the cell, her heart still thudding about inside her chest.

“Who has imprisoned me?” he asked. “A murderous wizard? An evil enchantress?”

I did. “Technically speaking, she’s a sorceress,” Prin replied. “You don’t remember?”

He sniffed at the water in the tumbler.

“It’s not poisoned or tainted,” she said. “I freshened it with herbs myself. See?” She drank from the cup and then held it out to him to show him the sage leaves and borage blossoms. “Perfectly safe.” He took a tentative sip on his own, letting her hold the cup for him. The feel of his fingers sliding over hers. Her eyes widened, but he moved abruptly, pulling the cup away. As if he didn’t want to touch her.

“Thank you,” he said, not looking at her. Then he must have changed his mind about something. He looked up at her again, his eyes flickering black. “I thank you,” he said, this time with a tone of grave respect.

“You’re welcome,” she said, using the same formal tone. And did you know you’re smoking hot?

Lying there pliant, helpless, and half naked, he was so scrumptious her body itched to crawl on top of him. Moreover, all her fairy dust was up and screaming for him, and that just never happened to her with a guy. Ever.

She put the tumbler back on the wooden tray with the pitcher and stood there twisting her fingers up in her skirt. Nervous. Her mind strained for something to say. Her body looked for another excuse to bend over near him and reveal her cleavage. Get a grip, woman.

“And what are you called?” she asked, forbidding her fingers to play with her braids. The traitorous fingers took to the lacings on her corset instead, and she bit her lips a little to make them red. Where was her apprentice side? The scholarly side that wanted to learn? Pathetic.

“Princess, help me,” he whispered.

How was she ever going to refuse him anything when his eyes were all big and noble, yet softly luminous? She had felt loyal to Hulgetta. ‘Had’ being the operative word. Her loyalty was wobbling, big time. This was so wrong.

“Are you okay?” she said, filled with dread and concern. She leaned over the bed and put her hand on his brow again. Yes. It was warm now. She felt his cheek. It was hot. Spell all gone. Reluctantly, she took her hand away.

“Can you move your legs?”

He took her hand again and placed it back on his cheek, his lips parting a little. She went a little gooey and just stared at him, unable to think or move. He took that hand and kissed it.

“Help me escape.”

She stood up straight, breathless. Whoa. There it was. Bright needle-thin fear suddenly pierced the bubble.

“It would mean my life,” she said, simply.

You want more don’t you, reader? I don’t blame you — here’s a 100 page excerpt to entice you.

Also Wicked Apprentice is free right now on KU–so check it out!  🙂 

Sexy Saturday Round Up

4 May

Sexy Saturday Round UpBy Elizabeth Shore

The weekend’s here! A time of binge watching, binge eating, garden puttering, and just about anything else fun you want to jam into these next two days. Certainly the fun should include catching up on our weekly round-up of good reading. So kick back, grab a snack, and enjoy.

Ready to give up on men but don’t know how to replace them? How about with some good ol fish sex.

The Stormy Daniels/Roseanne Barr smackdown! Strap yourself in.

18 movies to watch over and over and over….for the sex scenes.

If you’re feeling a wave of guilt for not wanting to clean your apartment this weekend, here’s why you needn’t have it.

Model Ashley Graham struttin her stuff and looking fabulous in her size-inclusion swimsuit collection.

Publishers Weekly most anticipated spring books are finally coming out. Check out the list of good reads.

DJ Khaled brags that he’s way too awesome to go down on his partner. Why she’s lucky.

Bondage for beginngers.

Is this the end of the road for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition?

Kid as critic on classic children’s literature. Dare you not to smile.

 

 

 

 

 

Sexy Saturday Round Up

21 Apr

Sexy Saturday Round UpBy Elizabeth Shore

What’s going on, Sexies? I’ll tell you what’s not going on – finally! – is snow. At long last – I think maybe pretty please we’re begging you – we appear to be finished with the snow. So let’s hear it for spring! Cherry blossoms, lighter clothes, and a young man’s heart turning to love. As you know as Lady Smut, we all love love. So come celebrate with us as we present for you a round-up of some love-ly links that we’ve come across over this past week.

From Madeline:

You can’t get enough of Danai Gurira, can you? Here she talks about her role in Black Panther — fierce yet still feminine.

Salon.com discusses: We need to move past the idea that #metoo harassment is driven by male lust.  Sometimes, people are harassed and humiliated because they’re not deemed attractive.

There are 14 different words for love that don’t exist in English.

Ethical porn anyone? In an era of #metoo, how are woke porn directors dealing with consent issues?

From Elizabeth Shore:

Wearable pins to promote queer culture.

It’s a purse! It’s a book! It’s both! Presenting book purses.

So many books, and they’re all so cheap. Surviving the library book sale.

How Amy Schumer is making us all feel pretty.

Good reasons to ban anything by Karl Lagerfeld.

Heard this one before? Common excuses men use who are cheating.

Does your job make you sexy?

Sometimes vaginas bleed. What to do? Throw an “on my period” party!

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.salon.com/2018/04/09/lusting-after-celebrity-men-in-the-timesup-era/

 

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