Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Tis the Season!

I love this story, and in my opinion, it's one of the cleverest covers (Cover art by Fiona Jayde)
ever designed for me. The couple are dead on how I pictured them. The lens is pure genius. And the Christmas bow is a nice touch.
Newly engaged, Chantal and Monty have been hired as caterers for Layton Industries annual Christmas party held at the Layton’s penthouse apartment. The problem is Steve and Alexa Layton’s plane has been grounded due to snow.
            Both couples struggle with the phase they are at in their respective relationships. Chantal and Monty are striving to find a balance between work and home in a new business and upcoming marriage. They’re divided by a difference in work ethic, religion and values, her coming from a traditional Mexican family, while Monty is Jewish. With very little money, they are living on love.
            Steve and Alexa have grown apart during their marriage, finding it difficult to reconnect. They are financially secure, but the pursuit of financial freedom along with the accompanying responsibilities has caused their relationship and sex life to fizzle. Steve wants to start a family, but Alexa isn’t so sure they are ready.
Can a sexy kitchen, a box of produce and a security system help?

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Research, Research, Research

If you've read my erotic romances and/or erotica, you'd probably find them to be on the mild side. I don't routinely have my hero tie up my heroine and flog her. I'm all about the playful spanking though, like in Rub Me The Right Way.

Why don't I write the hardcore sex with all the bells & whistles, cuffs & paddles? Because I don't "get" it. In my quest to understand the appeal of BDSM, I sat down to watch the documentary, KINK on Netflix (my go-to resource for information, education, and entertainment) about kink.com, a fetish website.

What's my take on the documentary? The people behind the scenes were 100% on board with providing kink to the masses, claiming the "models" were kinksters who get paid for doing what they love. What could be better than that? The models (not actors) supposedly had full disclosure and were in control of the scenes. A win win for everyone.

However, interviews with the models...were not as convincing...to me. I saw ambivalence, and in some cases fear upon hearing what might be expected of them. One "model" said something to the effect that careers in the kink industry spanned about two years before a model was chewed up and spit out. I don't doubt it. This is just my opinion, but having your circulation inhibited, as well as repeated bruising, can't be good for you (although, I'm sure some would argue that I'm way off base and uninformed - they'd be right). Did it turn me on? No. Am i going to write BDSM? Probably not. I just don't get it.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Fun with Rick and Jade

Jade Li only wants what’s coming to her from her high-profile baby daddy—some child support and she’ll stay out of his life and off his radar. Committed to being a good mother, she’s left her high-priced-call-girl lifestyle behind and wants a fresh start. But because of her sordid past, she’s terrified of losing custody. What she needs, according to her attorney, is a husband.

Friday, April 17, 2015


So I added the documentary After Porn Ends to my Netflix "to be watched" list and finally watched it.

Why? I have a love/hate relationship with porn. It's a tool in my orgasm arsenal, no doubt about it. I'm all about consenting adults exploring their sexual freedom - on camera - if they choose. Maybe being watched excites them or the money led them down the porn path. I can live with that. But more and more I wonder if the adults are really adults, and are they consenting? This is the hate part in my love/hate relationship with porn...I find myself contemplating what kind of person flaunts their vagina in such a public forum. What brought them to this life that I can't even fathom? Are they forced, tricked, trapped? The answere is yes, sometimes.

According to "U.S. Catholic Sisters Against Human Trafficking a collaborative, faith-based network that offers educational programs and materials, supports access to survivor services, and engages in legislative advocacy to eradicate modern-day slavery.", 66-90% of women involved in the production of pornography were sexually abused as children.  These are the perverse thoughts that cross my mind while watching porn.

In the documentary, After Porn Ends, many of the women had shame and regrets about their porn past. The stigma of pornography haunted their present and probably their futures, as well as the lives of their family and children. Some were victims of childhood abuse, and felt they had no place to turn. A couple were so miserable they attemped suicide. Others drowned their misery in drugs and alcohol. The men seemed to have no regrets and few repercussions. Go figure.


Friday, April 3, 2015

Unjoyfully Reviewed

Let's just say Shayna from Joyfully Reviewed is not a fan of my work (my award winning work), but thinks I have potential. Well, not me so much as my story.


Friday, March 6, 2015

The Long and Short of It

Check out the nice little surprise that dropped into my "in" box. 4 1/2 stars from Fern at  


"A great novel with strong characterization I really enjoyed this story. It has a Happy For Now ending with a strong romantic link and the promise for more. I found it had a good mixture of hot sex and time for the characters to get to know each other. This is a good read I can strongly recommend for most romance readers."