Friday, May 24, 2013

Fiery Friday with Gabrielle Evans







A small-town girl from southern Oklahoma—we are talking one red light that may or may not work depending on the day of the week—Siren-exclusive author Gabrielle Evans believes in taking chances and pushing boundaries.

Gabrielle’s best-selling series are driven by her belief that everyone has a happy ending waiting to happen, even if it’s found in a seemingly unconventional way. When she’s not busy writing her next anxiously awaited book, she’s living her own happily ever after, married to her high school sweetheart. For now, she parks her car in central Indiana, but who knows what tomorrow will bring.


Greetings and Salutations!

First, a huge thank you to Tonya for graciously agreeing to host me today! I hope everyone is looking forward to a fabulous weekend.
I would say I’m mostly known for my paranormal series like The Moonlight Breed, Haven, and Sexually Awkward, but my secret love has always been contemporary. The Lawful Disorder series lets me travel down darker paths and challenges me to wring every drop of emotion I can from each story.
As always, though, the most important thing I hope readers take away from the series is that no matter the obstacle, love will always find a way.



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Lawful Disorder 1: Lipstick and Handguns


For three years after his lover left without a goodbye, the only people Detective Ryder Ward keeps close are his grandmother and his partner on the force. It's no wonder he's unprepared for the feelings Sidney Kessler awakens in him.
Finding himself naked and chained to a wall, imprisoned and tortured, and then dumped in the murky harbor weren't high on Sidney's list of things to do. Nor was waking up in the hospital and feeling drawn to the brooding detective stalking about his room. Still, he can't help but feel safe around Ryder.
Though reluctant to start a relationship with the vulnerable man, Ryder knows he's falling fast. He has a case to solve and a psycho to catch, though. He can't let his personal feelings stand in the way of his job, nor can he allow Sidney to become another body pulled from the bay. Read Excerpts


The Romance Reviews Top Pick
“I'll admit up front that I am drawn to this author’s voice and have enjoyed every book she’s written. But wow, has she outdone herself with this one! With mystery and a darker storyline than usual, Gabrielle Evans has hit her stride with the first book in her Lawful Disorder series and I cannot wait to read the next.” – Rebecca, The Romance Reviews



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Lawful Disorder 2: Strip: Tease and Search


After witnessing a brutal and terrifying murder, Kellen Ross has nowhere to turn. Something doesn’t feel right about the police department’s lack of interest, but what does he know? Alone and shaken, he has no idea that his life is about to change forever.
Fed up with the senseless violence, Michael Hunter lays down his badge and walks away from it all.  When he receives a call for help just hours later, he finds that he can’t deny the enchanting voice. Kellen is all the things he’s ever wanted in a partner—except the fact that he’s a man.
Kellen knows better than to fall for a straight guy. But with someone prowling about the city, determined to silence them both once and for all, he has no choice but to depend on Michael to keep him alive. Now, if he can just convince the man to keep him forever. Read Excerpts


4.5 KISSES
Top 2 Bottom Reviews
“Strip: Tease and Search is a romantic and sexy addition to the Lawful Disorder series. Although this book could easily be read as a stand-alone in the series, I recommend reading the first book, Lipstick and Handguns first. The heroes in the first book plays a big part in Kellen and Michael’s story. Highly Recommended!” – Gabbi Top 2 Bottom Reviews.



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Lawful Disorder 3: To Protect and Punish

After years of choosing his job over his family, Javier DeMarco has gone from part-time father to single, full-time dad. Leaving the FBI isn’t his first choice, but taking a job in personal security is a better fit for his new life.
Gavin Hart just wants to be happy, but contentment is hard to come by with patrons of his club being attacked. When the threats turn more personal, hiring a bodyguard seems like a good idea. Unfortunately, he wasn’t expecting to feel such an intense connection to Javier. He’s played this game before, and he knows how it ends.
When the assaults escalate to murder, Javier has bigger problems than assuring Gavin that what they have is real. Can he keep Gavin safe and convince him that love is nothing to fear? Or will the stubborn club owner prove to be a bigger challenge than he can handle? Read Excerpts

4.5 NYMPHS
Literary Nymphs Reviews
“There is a strong connection between Gavin and Javier that is evident from the beginning. Javier easily takes control without coming across as overbearing and the results are intense. I liked the way these two mesh and the addition of Javier’s son to the mix makes this a family in no time.”
– Critter Nymph, Literary Nymphs Review

Sunday, May 12, 2013

In MIB Custody - Now Available for Pre-order


In MIB Custody (MFM)
The Service Club 6

By: Tonya Ramagos | Other books by Tonya Ramagos 
Categories: Erotic RomanceBDSMContemporaryMenage a Trois/Quatre
Word Count: 45,997
Heat Level: SEXTREME
Published By: Siren-BookStrand, Inc.


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AVAILABLE: Monday, May 20th

This title is offered at a 15% discount. Offer ends midnight CST, May 27th.

[Siren Ménage Everlasting: Erotic Consensual BDSM Ménage a Trois Romance, M/F/M, spanking, sex toys, HEA]

Erotic author Danica Wallace spends her days creating sexy, dominant heroes and her nights yearning for an explosive orgasm only one man can give her...or is it two men? Lately, another faceless, dominant male has invaded her fantasies. Together, they’ve left her longing for a man she pushed away and another she’s never met. When FBI agent Lowell Tucker returns with fellow agent and friend, Zane Kalkin, she’s given an opportunity to turn her dreams into reality. But is the promise of a dominant night worth the pain she’ll feel when they leave again?

Five years ago, Lowell walked away from Danica. Now he’s back to claim the only woman he’s ever loved and he’s brought backup. Sharing Danica with Zane wasn’t part of his plan, but Zane has fallen for her, too. Danica’s infinite pleasure is all that matters. All Lowell and Zane have to do is figure out how to keep her forever.

A Siren Erotic Romance


Tonya Ramagos is a Siren-exclusive author.
The Service Club

Forty-Eight Hour Burn (MFM)
Forty-Eight Hour Burn (MFM) - The Service Club 1
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Marissa
Marissa's Rights (MFM) - The Service Club 2
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Operation Mustang (MFMM)
Operation Mustang (MFMM) - The Service Club 3
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Hands on Justice (MFM)
Hands on Justice (MFM) - The Service Club 4
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Chelsea
Chelsea's Rescue (MFM) - The Service Club 5
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In MIB Custody (MFM)
In MIB Custody (MFM) - The Service Club 6
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Friday, May 10, 2013

Fiery Friday with Lexi Dehalo

Welcome to Fiery Friday! Today's guest is Siren-BookStrand author Lexi Dehalo. Lexi stopped by to answer some questions for us and to tell us about her Be-WERE series. Take it away, Lexi!


If you could spend a day with one of your characters, who would it be and why?
It would have to be Akira. He’s a hot mess and a lot of fun. Definitely a party worthy friend who knows how to get into some trouble! Not to mention an excellent dancer. He’d totally be my first choice for a night out on the town.

Are you plot or character driven? Please elaborate.
A little of both, although as of right now the plot has been determining the main sequence of events for the next two books in the series. The characters just happen to fall into place. I think for Mating Moon, though it was definitely driven by Night and Akira. It didn’t matter what plot details were going on in the background, all that mattered was their time together on paper. That’s what I liked most about that particular book.

What is the one thing you must have to be able to write?
Sleep. If I am sleep deprived you can forget it. My brain shuts off and my muse refuses to speak to me. It’s horrible because I would rather go without sleep and get my manuscript done!

What is one of your biggest pet peeves?
When I want to write and can’t either because I have to work on something else or my laptop is in the shop. The latter is the case right now and of course my muse is all ready to go with this next story. I have the sneaking suspicion that when I do get my computer back in the next few weeks, my muse will suddenly stop talking to me. Such is the life of a writer I guess!

How many books do you currently have published?
Currently I have one book published, Mating Moon [Be-Were 1]. Forbidden Moon [Be-Were 2] is scheduled to be released on May 21st and Moon Resonance [Be-Were 3] will be available August 2013.

What is the next book you have releasing?
Forbidden Moon [Be-Were 2] will be released on May 21st.

What book are you writing right now?
I’m actually working on a few manuscripts right now. I am almost done with Moon’s Captive [Be-Were 4] and Draconian Heirs is a ménage piece (MMF) that I am about finished with as well.

What is your favorite quote ever?
It’s a tie between a few so no judgments here!
Marilyn Manson: “I’m a confession that is waiting to be heard.”
Shinedown: “Sometimes the curiosity can kill the soul but leave the pain.”
Peter Pan: “To die would be an awfully big adventure.”

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Lexi DeHalo lived in the beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina until she left for college to study Chemistry and Forensic Science. Despite her love for science, Lexi’s heart has always belonged to the arts. So, after moving to the big city, she decided to pursue her creativity by writing hot stories about hot men who love other hot men.

For more information about Lexi’s latest releases, please visit the links below:

Forbidden Moon [Be-WERE2] is being released on May 25th. Mating Moon [Be-Were 1] is now available for purchase.

Excerpt for Forbidden Moon:
“How about we up the stakes?” Adam watched as Sin raised one eyebrow at the suggestion.
“What do you have in mind, pup?” The pet nickname Sin had given him was said with an endearing inflection and was growing on Adam.
“For every round won, the winner gets to make a set of rules or demands that their opponent must abide by until the end of the game.” Adam couldn’t help but smile to himself at his brilliance. If Sin wasn’t going to make another move on him, then he would just have to take things into his own hands and let him know how he felt. He was kind of embarrassed though, using a game to express his obvious attractions for the other man, but what choice did he have?
“All right, I’ll bite. Are there any rules to this game?” Sin had a broad grin on his face, and his eyes sparkled with mischief.
Adam couldn’t help but feel a bit of excitement as the other Were caught on to his plan. “There are no limits. As long as each of us agrees to keep playing, we have to obey the rules made by the winner.”
“Okay, you first,” Sin’s gaze raked over his body. The heat of the fire they were sitting in front of warmed his bare skin. They were both shirtless, lounging on the throw rug playing their game of cards. Adam couldn’t help but notice the way the firelight danced across Sin’s well-muscled bare chest. His caramel-colored skin seemed to almost glow as each muscle rippled with every move Sin made. Adam licked his suddenly dry lips and laid out his hand.
“Straight flush. Beat that!” Adam challenged as he proudly displayed his cards for Sin to see.
Sin eyed them, but there was no noticeable change in his facial features. Despite his excellent poker face, Adam knew he’d already won. A straight flush was a good hand and one not easily beat.
“You play a mean game of poker, pup, but I’m afraid your good luck has finally run out.” Sin threw down his cards. “Read ’em and weep.”
Adam blinked a few times as he registered the hand Sin had been hiding all this time. A royal flush, he couldn’t believe it. He sighed in defeat. “Well, I guess you won this round.”
“Now for my prize.” Sin’s voice held a hint of desire and it made Adam wonder if he would take the opportunity Adam was giving him. Sin leaned in close to Adam, so close Adam could feel his breath against his skin.
“Y–yes?” Adam’s heart beat loudly as he looked into Sin’s eyes. He swallowed nervously.
“Strip.” The command was simple, but Adam could hear the lust in Sin’s tone as he gave the order.
Adam stood on shaky legs and pulled off the remainder of his clothing until he stood before the Were completely naked. He wasn’t sure where this was headed. He’d counted on winning, but now the tables were turned. He silently hoped that Sin would take the hint and realize Adam’s intentions. If Sin’s asking him to strip was any indication, then Adam would guess that the message was understood especially given the way he was looking at him now. Sin’s eyes moved across Adam’s body, admiring every inch of him. Adam’s heart was beating erratically as he waited for Sin to say something. Anything.
“Tell me, Were, what kind of other games do you like to play?” Sin’s voice was low with lust as Adam struggled to find the confidence to say what he wanted to.
“I–I…” He hesitated as he contemplated baring his inner most secret desires to the other shifter. He had always fantasized about surrendering to another man.
“I don’t know. I’ve never really been with anyone that I trust enough to play any games with,” Adam said with emphasis. They were definitely no longer talking about their card game. Somehow, from the time Sin had ordered Adam to strip and this moment now, the meaning had shifted and Adam’s mouth watered in anticipation of how far Sin would take him.
Sin stood up. “An honest answer, I can work with that. How about we forget cards and play a new game, one where I make the rules and in exchange”—he paused as he circled Adam and ran a finger down his spine before leaning in and whispering into his ear—“I’ll give you the best sex of your life.”
Sin wrapped his hand around Adam’s waist, pulling him close. Adam’s cock jumped at the proposition, already hardening at the prospect. His breath was coming in sharp gasps as all his fantasies came to mind. Could Sin be the one to finally fulfill his needs? “So what do you say, pup? Think you can handle submitting to a lone Alpha wolf?”



[Siren Classic ManLove: Erotic Alternative Paranormal Romance, M/M, shape-shifters, public exhibition, spanking, sex toys, HEA]

Night Stragorri was born to hunt. As heir to the Stragorri bloodline, it’s his sole purpose to kill any paranormal that threatens human life. He is bound by blood to the Hunter code, but he desperately wants a way out. He didn’t imagine in a million years that one fateful visit to a shifter-infested nightclub would bring him face-to-face with the man who would change his destiny.

Akira Landers is a Were-panther with a painful history. Adopted into a pack of werewolves at an early age, he learned to fear Hunters above all others. Working at the pack-run nightclub, things are always eventful, but even he is surprised at the Hunter who enters their domain and more surprised by the attraction he feels for the other man.

Inexplicably drawn together, sparks ignite, but their pasts seek to divide them as they struggle to accept their love in a world where Hunters and Weres are mortal enemies.


Excerpt:

Night held Akira up with obvious ease. He held him firmly until Akira could get his footing again. They were face-to-face for the second time tonight.
“Be careful. I wouldn’t want you getting hurt,” Night whispered before releasing his hold on him. Akira could feel himself hardening as the Hunter’s penetrating stare bore into his eyes. He needed a distraction and quick. Luckily Night provided one.
“I guess I just wanted to know what it was like to be something other than a Hunter…I’ve never really spoken with anyone other than those I’m hunting. I just wanted to understand more about your life.” The words were sincere. Akira could tell the Hunter was searching for some kind of understanding.
“Life’s rough, but I get by. The full moon runs are something my kind looks forward to. It’s the only time we can truly let loose and allow our animal form the freedom it yearns for since it’s become too dangerous to shift any other time of the month.” Thanks to the Hunters, he wanted to add but refrained. He didn’t want to insult the man even if it was truth.
“I hate hunting. I’ve always wondered what it would be like to be free from this life.” Night’s admission was followed by a tension in his muscles. His eyes narrowed on something in the distant, and Akira could tell he meant the words he spoke.
“If you hate it so much, why do you do it?” Akira asked curiously. He moved closer to the Hunter.
“It’s what I’m trained to do. It’s what I am. I’ve never known any different, and anyone that’s tried to leave the Hunter way of life has either disappeared altogether or ended up at the wrong end of a blade. I thought if I left my family home and lived on my own, I would understand why it is I am a Hunter, but so far all I’ve seen is the cruelty and anguish we cause.”
The Hunter had a faraway look on his face as though he’d forgotten where he was and who he was with. Akira splashed him with some water, snapping him out of his reverie. Night raised an eyebrow at the Were.
“Well, I don’t know what to tell you. I’ve never been anyone else,” Akira said with a laugh. The Hunter sure had strange values. “It doesn’t matter if I know who I am. Everyone else doesn’t. In fact, no one else cares. You at least get respect simply by existing. I’m constantly having to prove my worth.” Akira cupped the warm water in his hands and threw it on the bigger man once again. He sunk down until nothing but his nose and eyes were visible in the steaming water.
He considered tackling the other man as he abruptly stood to avoid Akira’s further attacks, but then Night turned just right and the candlelight caught the brand at his hip. The ring of Celtic knots surrounding the bold snake curved in the shape of an S was a symbol Akira knew all too well. The color drained from his face. Bloody memories brought horror to the surface of his consciousness.
No! Flash. His brother thrashed against the side of the building as a Stragorri held him by his throat, Akira pulling at the Hunter’s leg. “Please.”
Akira came back to himself in an instant, his breath coming out in hard, panting breaths. He paddled backward, splashing like a flailing duck as he powered away from his enemy. He fell and then came up, coughing and sputtering as he swallowed the warm, sulfuric water.
“Fuck. Fuck. Fuck…” he whispered. He stared at the Hunter, his eyes seeing another of his line instead. He was caught in the flashback of his past.
Akira was vaguely aware of the Hunter’s grip on him as he struggled in the water. “Easy, Were.” Night’s soothing voice did little to calm the horrors flashing before him. “Akira! Talk to me!”
“Lemme go,” Akira whispered in a panic-stricken voice. “Please…” He sounded near tears. His animal rose to the surface as it often did when he was distressed. His fingertips turned into claws that cut into the Hunter’s chest as he pushed him away. The Hunter’s grip did not waver.
“Calm down, Akira. It’s me, Night. I’m not going to hurt you.”
“Stragorri” was all Akira could muster in reply. His senses sharpened almost painfully, and the Hunter’s intoxicating scent surrounded him, comforting him with every breath. His struggles became less severe until the man before him transformed from the horror in his memories back into the man he’d been attracted to only moments ago.
“N–night?” Akira asked, recognition finally entering his eyes. His claws retracted almost instantly from Night’s flesh. The horror slowly faded as he let the Hunter’s scent console him.
Night pulled him to his chest and wrapped his arms around him. “I’m here,” he whispered into Akira’s ear. “If you want me to be.” Those last words were all the reassurance Akira needed from the Hunter. It was his choice to be here tonight. It was his choice to be comforted by this Hunter, and at this moment he wouldn’t trade it for anything else in the world so long as he never had to relive that horrible night. Night wasn’t the enemy. He’d never tried to hurt him. He’d only shown him kindness since their first meeting and now…now he needed to feel him. He needed to know that this attraction was real despite their differences. It wasn’t Night that had killed his brother, but it was Night who had brought an end to the flashback. Something not even his Packmates could do. There was something about this man that made his animal yearn to claim him.
Akira blinked, his soul numb as he came out of his post-traumatic moment. He looked up at Night with tear-filled eyes.
“Are you…Are you going to kiss me?” he whispered, licking his lips. His beast growled in answer. Yes. Kiss. Take. Mate. Oh fuck. Akira was instantly hard as the realization dawned on him. This Hunter was his mate.


Adult Excerpt:
“Did you at least grab my pants off the ground?” he teased. His beast purred as he stared at his mate. He didn’t realize that an actual purr made its way out of his throat and filled the air. His fangs elongated. Man he felt sexy. Night stood there watching him with those lust-filled green eyes, too focused on his every movement to reply.
Akira’s gait became sultry as his hips began swinging lightly in an age-old method of attraction. The Hunter might’ve been oblivious, but the choice of location made Akira’s beast closer to the surface than usual as his mate’s scent filled his nostrils with every breath. It was intoxicating. He slinked up to Night until he was within touching distance.
“So, did you grab those pants?” he asked again as he resisted the urge to preen for the Hunter. He licked his lips instead. Kiss me. Kiss me and I’ll forgive you anything.
“Sorry,” Night muttered as he shook his head no. He looked Akira up and down before setting the empty bottle on the only table in the small space. The apartment wasn’t much. Other than the mattress on the floor, the rest of the furniture consisted of a dresser in the corner and a table with two chairs that looked as though they’d been pulled from a Dumpster. The one thing that seemed out of place was the stainless steel mini-fridge sitting on the countertop in the kitchen area.
“But you’re welcome to take a pair of mine,” Night offered. Akira watched as the Hunter moved toward his dresser and began shuffling through the drawers until he found what he was looking for. He held up a pair of ripped blue jeans.
“I’ll give them to you on one condition though.” Night gazed down at Akira, holding the pants just out of his reach.
“Does it involve you naked, me on my knees, and a stiffness in my walk tomorrow that will make me wince with every step?” Akira fired back. He knew he probably shouldn’t be encouraging the chemistry between them. There were so many questions left unanswered, so many obstacles to overcome before they could even contemplate starting any kind of relationship, but after his run in the forest, he was feeling wild. He didn’t care that Night was a Hunter now, all that mattered was he was his mate and Akira had finally found him.
Night appeared to be seriously considering his proposition. “I’ve tried being a gentleman in the only way I know how, but it seems pointless since apparently you and I want the same thing.” Night’s eyes seemed to darken with lust, and the raw look on his face as he stared into Akira’s eyes sent a shiver through his body.
“On your knees then, Were,” Night demanded as he removed his clothing in one swift motion, freeing his already hard cock from the confines of the thin material.
Akira obeyed. He whimpered as he dropped to his knees so fast that they cracked against the hardwood floor as he fell. He didn’t even blink as pain assaulted his nerve endings. Night was still out of reach, so he dropped lower, onto his hands, and crawled to the Hunter, his eyes never leaving Night’s gaze. His eyes dropped to the Hunter’s erection for an instant, and he licked his lips.
“Yummy,” he whispered, his voice gone husky with lust. “Is that for me?”
“Say please.” Night grinned.
“Pleassseee,” Akira whimpered, gripping Night’s firm thighs and scenting the air. He smelled so good.
Night entwined his fingers in Akira’s hair, pulling him closer. “Show me how much you want me, Were,” he commanded, giving him the permission Akira was seeking.
Akira murmured a whisper of praise before wrapping his hand around the base of Night’s arousal. He was thick in his hand, and Akira longed to know how he would feel buried deep inside him. He licked his lips, his mouth literally watering for a taste. He looked up into Night’s eyes and took his first long, luxurious lick.
Night growled in response. “More,” he demanded of Akira. “Show me you need me.” His hands tightened on Akira’s loose strands of hair almost to the point of pain.
Thank god. Akira leaned forward to swallow the entire length down his mouth so that it bruised the back of his throat. He worked the hardened shaft with his tongue, throat, and just an edge of teeth. His hands massaged the soft sac nestled below the dick that he was currently licking like a lollipop.
“So good,” he mumbled between deep, rhythmic pulls of his mouth. “Want you so bad.” He felt like he had some kind of fever. He was delirious with passion. He’d never felt like this while touching another male. His beast shimmered beneath the surface of his flesh. His knew his eyes were glowing a bright purple, lit up with their own internal light.
Please, he thought deliriously. Please, don’t let this ever stop. Distantly he felt his Alpha’s voice along the Pack pathway, calling his name. It didn’t matter though. Nothing mattered. Nothing but Night’s dick in his mouth and those strong hands anchored in his hair.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Tasty Tuesday with Simple Sexy Foods


Do aphrodisiacs work? What exactly are they? How can I use them? We answer these questions and many more during the Simple Sexy Food virtual tour with clinical sex therapist and foodie – Linda De Villers, PhD. There are many ordinary foods that can have aphrodisiac effects – and we’re going to help you understand them.


Linda De Viller, PhD, Clinical Sex Therapist and Foodie, shares her knowledge about the myths and truth about aphrodisiacs. She also share over 80 recipes and a wealth of love and sex tips. Get your copy at - http://www.amazon.com/Simple-Sexy-Food-Linda-Villers/dp/097095655X/. We invite you to participate in the Simple Sexy Food Recipe Photo Contest - http://www.lovecoachjourney.com/recipe-photo-contest - the grand prize winner will get a one on one aphrodisiac consultation and five runner ups will receive a digital copy of Love Skills by Linda De Villers. 

Try this recipe from the Simple Sexy Food Cookbook:

Coconut Pumpkin Nut Bread


Features coconut, pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, walnuts

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups whole-wheat pastry flour
2 cups dark brown sugar, packed
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1 (15-ounce) can pumpkin puree (plain, not pie filling)
2/3 cup coconut milk, stirred before measuring
1 cup canola oil or other mild vegetable oil
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 cup (4 to 5 ounces) toasted walnuts
2/3 cup unsweetened, finely grated coconut

1.         Preheat an oven to 350°F. Grease two 8-by-4-inch loaf pans with vegetable oil and dust with flour, shaking out any excess flour. Set aside.
2.         In a mixing bowl of an electric mixer, combine the flours, sugars, pumpkin, coconut milk, oil, baking soda, salt, and spices. Mix on low speed, then raise speed to medium and mix until well blended.
3.         Fold in the walnuts and coconut, then scrape the batter into the prepared pans, being sure to fill the corners. Rap the pans on a counter to release any air bubbles.
4.         Bake for about 1 1/4 hours, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
5.         Remove the pans from oven, set on a cooling rack, and immediately cover each loaf tightly with aluminum foil. Allow the loaves to steam in their own heat for 10 minutes.
6.         Remove foil and let the loaves cool, in the pans, on a cooling rack.

Two 8-by-4-inch loaves

Simple Sexy Kitchen Tip: The addition of whole wheat pastry flour gives this bread a wonderfully sexy, lighter texture! To freeze one of the loaves for later use, let cool completely, then wrap air-tight and freeze for up to 4 months.

Pumpkin is a great aphrodisiac, but you may be debating whether you would want to include the coconut milk in this recipe. Take a look at the following information, then make up your mind…

Sexy Details About Coconut

In an effort to keep it simple and sexy, coconut  milk and unsweetened coconut flakes are a delicious addition to many classic Asian recipes and deserve to be enjoyed from time to time. if it feels a bit naughty to indulge, so much the better  for revving up the erotic engines!

Want more – read on…

The great Moroccan 14th century geographer/traveler, Ibn Battuta, who traveled over 75,000 miles just 60 years after Marco Polo, sang the praises of coconuts, bananas, and mollusks after finding them in abundance in Dhofar, Oman. Referring to the coconut, he wrote: “As for its aphrodisiac quality, its action in this respect is wonderful.”

Coconut is an integral part of many tropical cuisines, including in Thailand, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, and India. It has been revered for thousands of years both as a food and as a folk medicine to treat a variety of ailments, from irregular or painful menstruation to sexually transmitted infections.

Coconut oil is part of a traditional aromatic mixture used to anoint a bride on the eve of her wedding in some Afro-Caribbean and modern Muslim cultures.

Sexy Nutrients

Contemporary western medicine is divided on the health benefits of coconut and its oil. It is one of the few sources of lauric acid, a key component of human breast milk and formulas used to nourish hospital patients. Research on Pacific island and Asian populations whose diets include lots of coconuts have very low rates of heart disease, on the other hand, their diet is mostly plant-based, and they’re a lot more active than the typical American, so a direct comparison isn’t necessarily reliable.

The medical community in the US regularly advises us to steer clear of products that  include coconut  oil, because  it is a highly saturated fat. Other recent research suggests it’s more likely to raise HDL, the good  cholesterol, and pure coconut milk should not be confused with processed, partially hydrogenated coconut oil used in packaged goods.

And – Let’s Spice Things Up with Some Nutmeg

Nutmeg – Love and Fun Facts

Also known as myristica or nux moschata, nutmeg is another of the old world spices that originated In the Indonesian Spice islands. It has been used for centuries by Hindus, Arabs, Greeks, and Romans to improve sexual drive. In the orient it was especially highly prized among women. Indian texts prescribe nutmeg mixed with honey and a half-boiled egg should be taken an hour before the intercourse to prolong the duration of the sexual act.

A rather unappetizing and decidedly unsexy historical event related to nutmeg occurred in 17th century Denmark. A young man was brought to trial for a form of “witchcraft” in which he taught a friend to seduce a young woman using nutmeg. the process, however, involved eating a whole nutmeg (seed of the nutmeg tree), capturing it after it passed through the digestive system, then grating it into the drink of his beloved, after which she was supposed to become powerless to resist him.

Then there’s the far more appetizing and quite sexy practice in the late 18th  century of English newlyweds enjoying the earlier noted mixture of wine, milk, egg yolk, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg before their nuptials. Hot, steamy, sweet and creamy, with just a hint of spice and a mild kick of alcohol, now that is sexy in any era!

Sexy Nutrients

The active components of nutmeg have many therapeutic applications in traditional medicines, including anti-fungal, anti-depressant, aphrodisiac, digestive, and carminative (preventing gas!) functions.


Recipe Photo Contest –

We are holding a recipe photo contest as part of the virtual tour. Details can be found at - http://www.lovecoachjourney.com/recipe-photo-contest/We supply the recipes, you prepare the aphrodisiac food and submit a picture of the finished recipe – for the contest. The grand prize winner will get a one on one aphrodisiac consultation and five runner ups will receive a digital copy of Love Skills by Linda De Villers.  Contact nikki@nikkileigh.com with questions. We show the ingredients - now show us what you can do.

About Simple Sexy Food –


Simple Sexy Food is an aphrodisiac cookbook like no other. Honest and direct, detailed and informative, it’s packed with exclusive recipes, food and sex tips, descriptions and histories of ingredients and even survey data about what food people find sexy. And it’s the only aphrodisiac cookbook written by a clinical sex therapist who also happens to be a foodie!




About Linda DeVillers PhD –

Linda De Villers has more than 20 years of experience as a sex and relationship expert. Dr. De Villers is regarded as an expert in the study of aphrodisiacs. She was a featured expert in a Discovery Channel Health program (2006) on 10 sexual myths, including the myth that aphrodisiacs don’t exist. In an academic setting, she has researched and presented on related topics.

A Message From Linda De Villers PhD


I created this book to help you enjoy the remarkable relationship between food and sex. These two themes run brightly through my own life both personally and professionally, and are inseparable from my sense of who I am. Having counseled and taught thousands of people on the loving arts, and having fed nearly as many in my kitchens over the years, I find myself in a state of barely contained excitement over the opportunity to share what I know with you. I am the only author in this field to be credentialed in both sexual health and food, having worked and presented internationally and conducted research on the joint topic over the course of my career.




Sunday, May 5, 2013

Caliente Blog Hop


Welcome to the Caliente Blog Hop! If you're familiar with my books, (and if you're not, you should check them out ;) ) then you've probably already guess what I think is supremely hot are men in uniform. Oh, yeah, firefighters, law enforcement, military personnel... You name it, they're hot. This guy is a prime example, don't you think?


Or how about this guy?


Yep, that one works for me, too. :) Okay, how about one more?



Really, though, it isn't just their hard planes and ripped muscles that I find so hot. It's the job they perform. The risks they take everyday to protect and serve the citizens of our country make them the sexiest men alive in my eyes. Without these heroes, can you imagine what our country would be like? I sure don't want to.

If you like to read books about men in uniform, check out these available at Siren-BookStrand!

Caught off Guard
Twin Games
All or Nothing
Stormy Nights
Picture This
Hollywood Lights
Taken By Surprise
Sexual Games
Going Under
*And, coming in July - Up In Flames

Forty-Eight Hour Burn
Marissa's Rights
Operation Mustang
Hands on Justice
Chelsea's Rescue
*And, coming on June 21 - In MIB Custody

Thanks for checking out my Caliente Blog! Post a comment and you'll be entered in the random drawing to receive $5 in Strand bucks to use at the Siren-BookStrand bookstore!

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