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Sexy Saturday Round-Up

17 Jan

By Liz Everly and the Lady Smut Bloggers

LS Fb squareHello Sexy! How I love the weekend, don’t you? Catching up on reading is always at the top of my to-do list—well, along with a few other things. Wink.

Here’s our list list week. Enjoy!

From Liz:

The Sex Toy Graveyard

Feminist moments at the Golden Globes. (Made me wish I’d seen it!)

Blow-job bib, anyone?

From Madeline:

Want to fall in love? Try THIS.  Here are The 36 questions you’ll need.

Surviving for better and for worse: More good reasons to get and stay married.  (Hmmm.)

Not gay? Reallllllllllllly? “My Husband’s Not Gay” premiere clip about SSA (same sex attraction.)

Wonk-o-mance blog post on “Confessions of a gay submissive sexelf”

From Alexa:

Book Riot’s just starting a conversation about diverse reading.

Also from Book Riot, check out this face-saving guide to frequently mispronounced authors’ names. I knew how to say Stiefvater, but you don’t want to know how badly I’ve been mangling Palahniuk.

If your love life were an erotic novel, which one would it be?

Click to buy at Amazon. :)

Click to buy at Amazon. 🙂

Follow along on the LADY SMUT BOOK OF DARK DESIRES Blog Tour:

19th January: http://www.confessionsofabookwhore.org/

20th January: http://houstonhavens.wordpress.com/

21st January: http://eroticaforall.co.uk

22nd January: http://sslyblog.wordpress.com/

23rd January: http://www.reviewedthebook.co.uk/

26th January: http://www.kaydeeroyal.blogspot.com/

27th January: http://galestanley.blogspot.com

28th January: http://lucyfelthouse.co.uk

29th January: http://areadersreviewblog.com/

30th January: https://alliwantandmorebooks.wordpress.com/

P.S. A Word from Liz: Part 5 in my serial EIGHT LAYS AROUND THE WORLD is now available on Amazon. This installment is set in Mexico. If you haven’t read the first installment, it’s now free on Wattpad and my website.

Cozy Up With Liz Everly

7 May

4148215487_6c34839a00Liz is still off at a writer’s conference, but here’s a chance to catch up on some of her posts that you may have missed. –Enjoy!

Liz talks about honey and researching bees for her upcoming culinary romance.

Liz praises men in kilts.

Liz reviews Amanda Usens’ hawt culinary romance.

On sexy desserts.

Need more of Liz? She’ll be back on Saturday with Sexy Saturday Round Up.

I’m a Little Gay For Nigella Lawson

14 Mar
Crazy dress

Nigella in a crazy dress.

Hey readers–have you watched this The-Voice-meets-Master-Chef show called The Taste? It’s over now, but you can catch all the episodes here.  The primary reason I watched was because I’m a huge fan of Nigella Lawson.  She is the perfect romance heroine, in my mind.  Really gorgeous, British, and she’s super into comfort food.

Her figure is whack.  Naturally slender arms and legs, total hourglass.  Very large breasted.  It’s a classic va-va-voom figure and it’s a figure that’s gotten larger, and shrunk again.  To me, she’s a very glamorous woman with a great body.  She even has crazy large ears she hides under all that hair.

I first went swooney over her cookbooks, and and of course, a million college guys sat drooling over her cooking show. While their eyes glazed over with lust, and they contemplated their sudden mother/older-woman fixation, Nigella would make some slathered and luscious yet uncomplicated dessert that required just the right amount of finger licking before it was finished.  Always sexy, in her earth-goddess way, but never cheap–that’s what I like about Nigella.

A cray-cray figure

A cray-cray figure

She’s also got that classic romance heroine arc going on in her life. After a privileged youth, she suffered tragedy with the illness and death of her first husband.  She’s overcome all that, and she’s risen as well above the bullying she’d gotten from the cooking world and British tabloids about her weight gain.  (Gordon Ramsay was particularly nasty on his show The F Word about her weight.)

She older now, too, and I fear for what kind of chemical-frankenstein-hollywood terror she could be putting face and body through to try and match up to her youth.  I actually like the way her body looks now.  It’s more real, and just as amazing to my mind.  I enjoyed seeing who she was on the show–how she was up front about what she liked and why.  We got to see her question her own strategy and try to find a way to gracefully handle the decimation of her team.

I also liked Ludo, the French Chef they had on the show.  He was the outsider, with an accent as thick as beurre blanc.  Ludo has the supreme Gallic charm and flirty sexuality–but you can see he’s taking the playing right to the edge, and that in his eyes he’s a split second away from letting go.  He also has the Gallic temper that comes out of now where like a flash flood.  His fury cracks over the head of his team, and then just as quickly goes away again.  His team was almost unbeatable in the challenges.  When he helped–they were supreme.

Ludo n NigellaHe and Nigella were the show for me.  However, if I had to choose which one I had to sleep with–as tempting as Ludo is–I’d have go with Nigella.  That’s just the way it is.  She turns straight women gay.

Anthony Bourdain meanwhile,–eh.  I mean, I think I came away liking him better than I did before I watched the show.  I’d always thought him rather arrogant before.  He’s a little too real for me.  The New Jersey guy with his sack of issues. Whereas I find something inspirational about Ludo and Nigella. The greatness of the show was that you got to see some seriously gorgeous people who were very passionate about food.  For them, the taste of great food was sex in their mouths.

Speaking of people who are passionately aroused by food — have you checked out Liz Everly’s book Saffron Nights? It’s on sale right now for $1.99 online at Barnes & Nobel.  Check it out here.

SaffronCiao!

Sexy Saturday Round-Up

2 Mar
Photo by Dollen

Photo by Dollen

Hello Sexy! We have another group of fascinating blog posts for your weekend reading. Also, I am running a special. If you buy a copy of SAFFRON NIGHTS this weekend only and Tweet about it, your entered to win a $10 gift card from Amazon. (Just think how many juicy reads you can get for $10.) Enjoy!

From Liz:

The Virginia Quarterly Review on book formatting. Hard cover books used to be preferred. Not so anymore?

Lovely post from Janet Boyer on being powerful women.

I follow this blog and love it. Here’s an interesting new post on experiencing an orgy from The Sex Experiment.

From Madeline:

Should you go with a contract or self-pub? Courtney Milan explains how to weigh the two against each other by making a Profit & Loss sheet.

What do those Amazon sales ranking charts mean? Theresa Ragan has the answer.

Misha crews gives some tips on how to write sex scenes if you’re a prude

Stay Hungry,

Liz

Lick Me Here: Q&A with our own Liz Everly

14 Feb

choc guy 2Happy Valentine’s Day! Here’s a treat for you all—Liz Everly’s book SAFFRON NIGHTS  is out at Kennsington.  A fellow Lady Smut contributor and a good friend, her new book is the first in a culinary romance trilogy highlighting exotic foreign locations.

MADELINE IVA: Hi Liz! Give us a little synopsis of SAFFRON NIGHTS to start us off.  Who are our hero and heroine and what are they doing together?

LIZ EVERLY: Here’s the cover copy, which I really like.
Brazil…Hawaii…India….As a food writer, Maeve has just been handed the
hottest opportunity of her career. She’s being sent on an
international research tour for an aphrodisiac cookbook. The downside
is that she has to travel with rock star photographer and womanizer
Jackson Dodds. And the upside is that she has to travel with Jackson
Dodds. Because once they meet, Maeve understands why he’s been named
“America’s Most Eligible Bachelor”—and despite her best intentions,
all she can think about is putting their arousing recipes to the test…

Sexy and talented, Jackson can have any woman he desires. But lately,
the thrill is gone—until he lays eyes on Maeve, who exudes sensuality
like no one else. She’s determined to keep things professional, but he
knows the attraction is mutual. And as they travel the world, sampling
warming saffron, juicy papaya, silky avocado, rare herbs and teas—and
a mushroom whose very aroma sends women to heights of ecstasy—both
discover a hunger they’ve never known, and don’t want to resist, even
amid unexpected danger…

MADELINE IVA: In your other life how did you get involved in food writing and how did that experience lend itself to writing culinary romances?

cherriesLIZ EVERLY: The cookbooks and food stories I wrote are narrative. There’s a lot of food journalists and recipes writers out there. What I did was a form of journalism, but it was more storied, otherwise known as creative
nonfiction by some folks. I love writing about food. It’s something everybody can relate to and that many people are interested in.

MADELINE IVA: You seems pretty orgasmic about food, but I know you, and you’re not EVER going to qualify for The Biggest Loser.  How do you know when to say when, Liz?

LIZ EVERLY: I exercise just about every day, which helps to keep the pounds off. But I have to say that being pregnant, carrying an extra 60 pounds, and having a difficult time getting it off, really influenced me. I didn’t feel good about myself and I felt uncomfortable moving around. So I went on the South Beach Diet and lost the weight–most of which I’ve kept off. Around that time, I began to see how food really affected my mood as well. If I eat a lot of junk food, I just don’t feel good. Also, I had a bit of a paradigm shift in that I began to see dieting as not denying myself something, but rather I was giving myself a better self. I hope that answers your question. I do LOVE to eat. But on a daily basis, I watch it, which allows me to splurge from time to time.

saffron nightsMADELINE IVA: Do you think you can tell anything about how a person has sex from their appetite? For instance, do you think an adventurous eater (say someone who’s willing to try chocolate covered grasshoppers) might be more adventurous in the bedroom as well?

LIZ EVERLY: I think so, yes. I think an adventurous person might be adventurous in just about every part of their lives. Many people find chefs really sexy and think they are adventurous. Maybe they are, once they are well rested and so on. But many of the chefs I know are such hard-workers and lacking sleep and good food (seriously a lot of them don’t eat right themselves!), so I’m not sure how sexy, let alone adventurous they are really. LOL.

MADELINE IVA: People often eat for reasons other than hunger—such as eating for comfort.  Obviously we don’t always have sex just to procreate.  Do you think having sex for comfort and reassurance is appealing?

LIZ EVERLY: Absolutely.

MADELINE IVA: Are there other kinds of sex that you like to write about–angry make-up sex, etc?

courtesy of creative commons.

courtesy of creative commons.

LIZ EVERLY: Well, in my next book, CRAVINGS, I write a little about BDSM–a very light take on it. I liked learning about and writing about it.I don’t think I’ve written very much angry-sex or make-up sex. But maybe I will. I’ve written some “stranger” sex with people wearing masks and some menage sex. I really enjoy all of it. But I don’t go into a story thinking about what kind of sex my characters have. I let them take the lead.

MADELINE IVA: This is SUCH a personal question, but: have you every actually involved food in having sex? Any tips for the folks at home? ;>

LIZ EVERLY: When I was much younger I experimented a bit with whipped cream. Hasn’t everybody? My advice is always just to do what you are comfortable with. I think that just feeding someone (or being fed) can be a very sensuous experience. But a little research is a good thing in this area, the wrong kind of food on sensitive areas might not be sexy at all!

MADELINE IVA: Tell us about your series:  SAFFRON NIGHTS is out now, what’s the next book?

LIZ EVERLY:  CRAVINGS is the next book. I can’t go too much into here because I don’t want to give away the huge surprise. But the culinary focus is on chocolate, not chocolate bars, exactly, but it takes place in Ecuador and Saint Lucia, where cacao plantations are. It gives a glimpse into the industry that I think many people are not aware of. And as I mentioned earlier, there’s a bit of BDSM in it. My main male character, Sanj, begins to explore a side of himself he didn’t know existed until he meets this woman, “Mary.”

honey lipsMADELINE IVA:  SAFFRON NIGHTS focuses on aphrodisiacs.  What’s the focus in your second book?

LIZ EVERLY: As I mentioned earlier, it’s chocolate. The heroine’s had a wild life. She’s become used to rough sex.  The hero, Sanj, doesn’t know if he should trust her. They are brought together because a mutual friend has been kidnapped.

MADELINE IVA: Any hints about the subject of the third book?

LIZ EVERLY: Honey. Right now, I am in the research mode.  In the third book, Jennifer–who is the ‘best friend’ in both SAFFRON NIGHTS and CRAVINGS–finally gets her chance to shine as the heroine.

You can find Liz here at www.Lady Smut.com on Tuesdays, and catch her Sexy Saturday Round Up  Saturdays each weekend, or find her at her own website, or twitter.  Order SAFFRON NIGHTS here or click on the photo image of the book.

Sexy Saturday Round Up

8 Dec
Photo by Dollen

Photo by Dollen

Ho-ho-ho Christmas revelers.  Here is a bit of holiday cheer, just for you.

Smutketeers is rockin’ around the Christmas tree with a 12 day massive book give away, including a 200.00 gift card.

50 Shades of Grey is the Gift that Doesn’t Stop Giving—to this publishing house at least.

We think eggnog is an aphrodisiac–so we’ve included this interview with foodie romance novelist Kimberly Kincaid.

Once you’ve made peace with your relationship to eggnog, here’s a dose of sanity about how to think of your thighs

Will you be home for Christmas? Amber Adams thinks whoever said you can never go home was an idiot. 

What’s Santa got in his sack just for you?  Let’s see…

Carina Press is putting out a call for holiday novellas in four flavors.

Oliver Rhodes wants you to take control of your brand.

Nara Malone offers a simple way to double your daily word count: http://passionatereads.com/2012/11/08/nanowrimo-tip-simple-way-to-double-daily-word-count/

Finally, for all you history geeks out there doing research, know when to say when.

Now go stand under some mistletoe. 🙂

Peace & Nutmeg,

The Lady Smut Elf

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Frankenstorm Madness Continues: Changeless by Gail Carriger

30 Oct

Ladies! Madeline here with exciting news for you all.

Our good angel Joanna Bourne has just added Changeless by Gail Carriger to our Vampire give away week.  Three cheers for Jo!*** Leave a comment on Liz Everly’s Sexy Saturday Round-Up blog this Saturday, Nov 3rd to win.

Liz Everly happens to love Gail Carriger’s Parasol Protectorate Series and told me about the first book in the series, titled Soulless.  I whiffled right through it.  This is the second book in the series. 🙂  xo Liz!

***Psst! Jo, by the way, has a free book give away on her blog each week.  It’s called Booty Tuesday, check it out for more excellent reads!

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