Saturday, September 20, 2014

My Review: Gone Girl #FreakyGood

I'd know her head anywhere.
And what's inside it. I think of that too: her mind.
Her brain, all those coils, and her thoughts shuttling through those coils like fast, frantic centipedes. Like a child, I picture opening her skull, unspooling her brain and sifting through it, trying to cat and pin down her thoughts.
What are you thinking, Amy?

                                       --Gone Girl, Nick's POV


I've seen the book everywhere, tried to read it, thought it was boring, and put it down.

Then I heard that the novel was being adapted into a movie.

Trying the novel again, I decided to see if all of Hollywood was on drugs.

Spoiler-less Summary:
A man's wife is missing. Even worst, the husband is a douche bag. Even better, not all things are what they seem. Even scarier, I had no idea what was going on as I flipped the page, more and more. . .

We got Douch bag husband's POV, Missing/Maybe Dead Wife's Diary Entries, and some other things. . .

At one point I wanted to know what happened to the wife. On another side, I needed to know what happened to their freaking marriage!

Lovely Reading Madness!

I felt a lot like this much of the time. . .


Now don't get me wrong. . .the first, let's say, 20% of the novel seemed all very predictable and usual mystery.

Well, once I hit 50%. . .I couldn't put the damn book down.

because my friend
really started getting 

But let's get back on track, without giving away any spoilers.


So this genius author takes the very idea of marriage
a beautiful fun concept
makes it this dirty wicked thing that
how can I describe this. . . 

hmmmmmmmm I think I'm already saying too much.

Let's see. . .

there were times when I just knew what was happening and then. . .

Fuck it. Just read the damn book!


Friday, September 19, 2014

Concepts I considered 1st for the Arrangement of Love Series

I have an odd cover concept process. My cover artists absolutely hate me because I come up with the most ridiculous things to put on a book cover! 

Thankfully my artist,  Najla helped me remain focused on the Chasing Love Series.

Check out the original concepts for the series.

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What do you think? Should I have gone with some of the original concepts?

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Do U Hide Ur Erotica?

Do you hide your erotica book covers?

from Annie Can Cook

Is it a little embarrassing to blare to all. . .hey I love me a good SEX SCENE, baby!!

If I opened up your kindle or nook, would I see so much smut that my eyes would bleed?

I won't lie. I've hidden Erotica in my day.

I used to even hide the fact that I read romance. Once I decided to try the Black Dagger Brotherhood series, so I put in an online request to get it from my library. The librarian calls and let's me know that my Book One of Black Dagger Brotherhood Series is there.

At the time, I didn't read much romance. . .at the time.

I arrive at the counter and what do I see. . .why it's a naked, muscular man, looking at me!

Well, the librarian gave me a side-eye. . .

and I said, "Wow. I don't think that's the one I was looking for. Are you sure?"

"Oh, this is it." She leans my way and whispers, "This series so addictive."

And that's the day, I pulled my big girl panties up. . .dove into more romance.

Do you have any interesting stories of hiding your romance or erotica addictions?

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Japanese Cuddle Cafes. Pay to Spoon, baby.

So those that follow my blog religiously, know that I've spent forever writing this interracial erotic romance set in Tokyo.

What I haven't discussed is the ignorant amount of Research, Interviews, and just plain digging up that I've done on everything Tokyo! 

So just be prepared to deal with ridiculous blog facts about Japan for the next couple of months.

First thing, CUDDLE CAFES!!

Yes. Cuddling. 

I wonder. Would any of you go to a Cuddle Shop??

Check out the Services List of one cuddle cafe:

Admission fee: 3000 yen (US $40)

Standard Course

20 min – 3000 yen ($40)

40 min – 5000 yen ($65, only 3000 yen for first time visitors)

60 min – 6000 yen ($77)

2 hrs – 11000 yen ($142)

3 hrs – 16000 yen ($206)

4 hrs – 20000 yen ($258)

5 hrs – 25000 yen ($322)

6 hrs – 30000 yen ($387)

10 hrs – 50000 yen ($645)

“Shimei-ryo“ (fee to pick the girl you want to sleep with) – 1000 yen ($13) + 500 yen ($6.50) per hour

Optional Course

Customer sleeps in girl’s arm (3 min) – 1000 yen ($13)

Girl pats customer on the back (3 min) – 1000 yen  ($13)

Customer pets girl on the head (3 min) – 1000 yen  ($13)

Customer and girl stare at each other (1 min) – 1000 yen  ($13)

Girl changes clothes (1 time) – 1000 yen  ($13)

Girl gives customer foot massage (3 min) – 1000 yen  ($13)

Customer gives girl foot massage (3 min) – 2000 yen  ($26)

Customer sleeps with head on girl’s lap (3 min) – 1000 yen  ($13)

Girl sleeps with head on customer’s lap (3 min) – 2000 yen  ($26)

Even better check out one of my favorite videos on this pretty interesting Japanese industry.

Thoughts? And again would you go to one? And do you think America needs a cuddle industry?

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Outlander: Cable Crack or Super Wack?


If I made a dollar off of every time someone has to told me to read the Outlander series. . .I would have $50 dollars at least! (Okay. . .fine that's not a lot, but dude this series has fans.)

For those who've never heard of Outlander, here's the description:

A period drama set in the Scottish Highlands, with a sassy female lead caught in a star-crossed time-travel romance.

Yeah. . .I'm sorry I fell asleep reading that. 
*clears throat. So I walked into this series thinking. . .Dude, this is going to suck Dinosaur Balls!

The show starts off with BLOOD, which is always points in my book!

Then lots of awesome history things happen with some mysticism. . .Awesome. Awesome. Blah Blah. . .

and then we have him. . .

In this image below it seems like he's talking to her, but he's actually talking to me. Just an fyi. . .

Yep. . .the show displayed awesome writing, pacing, scene development. . .and then yeah. . .
I got to see this guy a lot. . .

Not to say the secondary characters aren't colorful and hilarious. (In the gif below, that's the series author is doing a cameo. She's the woman that the white haired woman is talking to.)

The heroine is bad ass in her own right. She's educated and good at doing what she does. . .

That being said. . .

I must have watched all five episodes while eating a small pecan pie. . .not my greatest healthy days of the year, BUT damn did I enjoy Sunday in style!!

Outland is Cable Crack!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Giveaway Winners!

CONGRATS to the five DIVAS who won an ebook copy of Debt Inheritance by Pepper Winters!


FREE: Sexy as Sin. "Magic Mike meets Sex in the City"

 There are things that I love in this world. . .

When are they going to package that up?

Well, until they package this up. . .I've found a solution for us for now. I wrote Sexy as Sin due to frequenting a particular male revue club in Miami and just became so inspired. . .

I don't even remember what the hell this post was even supposed to be about. . .I'm drowning in succulent gifs.  
 Oh yeah. . .Sexy as Sin will be FREE!

Spread the word! Magic Mike meets Sex in the City. . .but set in Miami.