Monday, 30 April 2012

Surrogates by KD Grace



After reading Body Temperature and Rising I have been hooked on KD Grace's writing, she has a way to entice you into reading the whole book in one sweet read and this was no exception.
I'm very honoured to have received this Surrogates to read from KD herself so was really excited to read this NEW book in the Mischief range.

DANIEL ALEXANDER III takes his marriage vows seriously. Until he gets the balls to ask his wife, BEL, for a divorce, watching each other masturbate is all he can offer his beautiful gardener, FRANCIE CARTER. But when Dan’s friend, SIMON PARIS, agrees to be his surrogate, affairs of the heart get complicated.

This was an exciting and sexy read at the turn of every page, with a storyline that was so original it was brilliant. I loved the unusual scene set in the beautiful gardens. I simply could not put this book..er...iphone...down I had to keep reading till Id reached the end page. Wow what a read, it left me breathless.
KD has explained the main characters Dan and Francie and Simon so well you feel completely connected to these characters, they come alive on these pages...er screen!
I especially felt for Francie as we watch her go through a rollercoaster of emotions and see her reactions towards Dan and the surrogate Simon through this exceptionally well written novella.
Dan has this idea he wouldn't be cheating on his wife if he just watches Francie having sex with another man by his own direction, a surrogate. Sounds a simple idea but it doesn't go to plan!

The sex scenes were a brilliant mix of masturbation and voyeurism to threesomes and some very hot girl on girl action. Plus a beautiful re-connection between husband and wife a very special part of this book too, experimentation is always good; relighting old fires is still very possible!
Then finally with a great piece of domination and submission thrown in for good measure...for an explicit smokin' ending....phewy.
KD has combined my love of gardening and made it into something very sexy, I will never look at vegetables in the same way ever again. If you want a fun, fast read with great character flow and connection and hot sex on almost every page this is for you.

PLEASE READ A FULL EXERT HERE

You can buy your own Surrogates from
Amazon UK
Amazon US
All Romance eBooks
Barnes & Noble
Mischief



About KD Grace


K D GraceK D Grace believes Freud was right. In the end, it really IS all about sex, well sex and love. And nobody’s happier about that than she, cuz otherwise, what would she write about?
When she’s not writing, K D is veg gardening or walking. She walks her stories, and she’s serious about it. She and her husband recently walked the Coast to Coast rout across England. For her, inspiration is directly proportionate to how quickly she wears out a pair of walking boots.
K D has erotica published with Xcite Books, Mammoth, Cleis Press, Black Lace, Erotic Review, Ravenous Romance, Scarlet Magazine, Sweetmeats Press and others.
K D’s critically acclaimed erotic romance novels include, The Initiation of Ms Holly, The Pet Shop, and her newly released paranormal erotic novel, Body Temperature and Rising, the first book of her Lakeland Heatwave trilogy, was listed as honorable mention on Violet Blue’s Top 12 Sex Books for 2011.
Find K D Here:
Website: http://kdgrace.co.uk/
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/KDGraceAuthor
Twitter: https://twitter.com/kd_grace



All my thanks goes to KD Grace for sending me this amazing read to review; your an amazing writer!
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Please also read my review on Body temperature and Rising part 1 of the Lakeland Trilogy
By 
KD Grace




My reviews coming soon from KD Grace are;

                                                 The Initiation of Miss Holly                       Pet Shop


Sunday, 29 April 2012

Hungarian Rhapsody - The Secret Library





Edited by Antonia Adams

I love the idea of this new set of books called The secret library, velvet bound and beautifully designed so no one realises you are reading such erotica, no side ways glances on the train as people see the front page emblazoned with naked couples clearly in the throes of ecstasy; as you quickly try and hide the front cover with your hands to carry on reading the pages completely embarrassed.

  Even the back of the book which other people will see you would have no idea what is in those hot steamy covers.
I have to show you the sumptuous velvet flock and stunning flower and leaf designs that really make this set of books a beautiful set to collect.

Each one of the 6 books in the secret library comes in a different colour under the black velvet, but Hungarian Rhapsody comes in the most gorgeous purple and black flock, so soft to touch and after a quick blow to get rid of the loose flock it now doesn't moult at all; the flock is well stuck and doesn't cover everything you touch.
Each book contains 3 novellas written by 3 popular writers edited by Antonia Adams a great writer herself. So those of you that enjoy reading shorter stories will love just grabbing bits of these stories which are on average of 70 pages each during coffee breaks, lunch breaks and of course before bed; but dont expect to get to sleep as you will want to read all 3 of these brilliant stories.

All three novellas contain a strong engaging male hero with a level of conflict and an excellently written explicit ending in all 3 books.

Hungarian Rhapsody by Justine Elyot
 Ruby had no idea what to expect from her trip to Budapest, but a strange man in her bed on her first night probably wasn’t it. Once the mistake is ironed out, though, and introductions made, she finds herself strangely drawn to the handsome Hungarian, despite her vow of holiday celibacy. Does Janos have what it takes to break her resolve and discover the secrets she is hiding, or will she be able to resist his increasingly wild seduction tactics? Against the romantic backdrop of a city made for lovers, personalities clash. They also bump. And grind.

Hungarian Rhapsody is the first Novella in the set of 3 and is set in Budapest. Justine must have extensive knowledge of this city as I felt I was there with detailed descriptions of roads and parts of the city; a gorgeous touch to the book.
 I love the connection between the couple that sometimes isn't there in a novel, you watch Ruby begin to relax and enjoy being treated like a real woman after what she has been through, we see her realise she can enjoy love and sex again within a relationship .
The writer makes us believe Janos is just another man who only wants one thing; but the story allows us to get to know him better too, finding out he is very much a deep hearted romantic that we want to see in every man, has Justine created our perfect man in print.....!
I loved this story it flowed so well and you could feel the sexual tension start to grow between the couple ending in an hot steamy encounter filled with emotion, it felt so real and was beautifully written with no sleaze, the storyline and the connection between this couple was great to follow, making you want to see them to get together.

Written by Justine herself from her site HERE
I am Justine Elyot. I love to write erotica and erotic romance. Elements you are likely to find in my work include: moustachioed melodrama villains, whips, wisecracks, knights in tarnished armour, damsels under duress, lovers, leather, aquiline features, references to popular songs. I massively overuse qualifiers like ‘really’, ‘quite’, ‘actually’ etc. and can’t resist the temptation to substitute long words for ‘said’. Reviewers either rave or cringe, with very little middle reactive ground (insert Marmite cliche here). Which will you do?
 Justine Elyot is the author of Xcite novel Meeting Her Match and the Black Lace title On Demand as well as a growing body of short fiction published by Black Lace, Xcite and Cleis Press.  She likes to explore the dark side of desire in her writing. She lives by the sea.

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Restraints by Charlotte Stein
 Marnie Lewis is certain that one of her friends – handsome but awkward Brandon– hates her guts. The last thing she wants to do is go on a luscious weekend away with him and a few other buddies, to a cabin in the woods. But when she catches Brandon doing something very dirty after a night spent listening to her relate some of her sexcapades to everyone, she can’t resist pushing his buttons a little harder. He might seem like a prude, but Marnie suspects he likes a little dirty talk. And Marnie has no problems inciting his long dormant desires

A cabin in the heart of the woods is a great setting for this sexy novella from Charlotte Stein; I have read another of her books "Telling Tales" (see my review here) and I absolutely adore her style of writing and this was no exception. In fact it was quite a similar storyline again which I loved.
Marnie is a very sexually outspoken woman and she assumes when Brandon walks off or scoffs at her it was a result of being a boring a prude, so instead of excepting a weekend of awkwardness she decides to confront him to force him to explain why he hates her so much.
I loved the connection between Marnie and Brandon and I thoroughly enjoyed watching her find her inner dominatrix and being able to watch Brandon gain the confidence he never had. The sex is vanilla but extremely sexy and an entirely hot read. I couldn't put this story down I to read it to the end.
The story flows well with a few smiles and a great build up of sexual tension, another great read from Charlotte Stein and and some very erotic writing with a brilliant sexy twist at the end.


Charlotte Stein
Charlotte Stein has written over thirty short stories, novellas and novels, including entries in The Mammoth Book of Hot Romance and Best New Erotica 10. Her collection of short stories was named one of the best erotic romances of 2009 by Michelle Buonfiglio, and her first novel, Control, was recently called "...a non-stop crazy hot sex book". When not writing non-stop crazy hot sex books, she can be found eating jelly turtles, watching terrible sitcoms and occasionally lusting after hunks. She lives in West Yorkshire with her husband and their imaginary dog, and can be found here: www.themightycharlottestein.blogspot.com

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A Sticky Situation by Kay Jaybee
If there is a paving stone to trip over, or a drink to knock over, then Sally Briers will trip over it or spill it. Yet somehow Sally is the successful face of marketing for a major pharmaceutical company; much to the disbelief of her new boss, Cameron James.
Forced to work together on a week-long conference in an Oxford hotel, Sally is dreading spending so much time with arrogant new boy Cameron, whose presence somehow makes her even clumsier than usual.
Cameron, on the other hand, just hopes he’ll be able to stay professional, and keep his irrational desire to lick up all the accidentally split food and drink that is permanently to be found down Sally’s temptingly curvy body, all to himself.

This novella was a great natural love hate relationship a great name for the story too, its just about sums it up in 3 words. A brilliantly written novella that flows well and is an easy read you cant put down; I felt connected with the two characters straight away especially Sally as I too have her clumsy faults, I just wish I could make my clumsiness that erotic...hmmmm.....off to think!

I loved how her character flaws and clumsiness has been turned into something so very erotic a great twist to the story. The build up to the sex scenes were amazing you can feel the sexual tension between them. Sex was pretty vanilla but oh boy was it hot, you dont need BDSM and spanking in every story to be a great read I promise you, the twist with using food as sex was stunningly sexy and a great erotic read, something that's never really turned me on to do myself; but I enjoyed being a voyeur and found it a great turn on to read.
9 1/2 weeks eat your heart out!

A great read from Kay Jaybee I will be looking for more of her work.


Kay Jaybee
Kay Jaybee is the author of the erotic e-novel’s Not Her Type: Erotic Adventures With A Delivery Driver (OC Press, 2011) and The Perfect Submissive (Xcite 2011), and the e-anthologies Yes Ma’am (Xcite, 2011), Quick Kink One and Quick Kink Two (Xcite e-books, 2010). She also wrote the sexy anthology The Collector (Austin & Macauley, 2008), which features the adventures of a writer, forever in the pursuit of tales of sexual adventure.
As well as being a regular contributor to
www.OystersandChocolate.com , Kay has a large number of stories published in anthologies edited by Xcite Books, Xcite e-books, Cleis Press, Black Lace, Mammoth Books, Penguin, Seal, Sweetmeats Press, and Forum and Foreplay Magazines. Website link is www.kayjaybee.me.uk.  Twitter link is kay_jaybee


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My Opinion
 Its strange as I would always go for the more hardcore sex scenes type book, but the storylines from each one of these brilliant authors made a fantastic read. I felt a great connection between all the couples and could feel the conflict between them, it takes a good erotic author to keep you hooked on the story lines with the sex just being an added bonus.
Despite all 3 sex scenes being quite vanilla, each was written well and dont think just because its vanilla its boring its certainly was NOT, they are all a very hot erotic sexy read; with cracking endings to all 3 novellas.
I cant actually say which story was my favourite as they were all brilliantly written and each being so completely different from one another.
But seriously all three novellas were expertly put together with their addictive reads. I would absolutely recommend this book and most probably any one of the series which I will be hoping to add to my book reviews too.

What I love about this series more is the fact they are trying to encourage more book reading not kindle downloads, I love my real books always have. always will, but sadly we are all being forced to buy a kindle or e-reader with so many books now only being published digitally. I too am having to consider buying a Kindle...argh...I so didn't want to; but its seems the only way to continue reading the books I love!
 I love technology but I dont want to move with the times as I love the warm comforting feeling as it envelopes you in the smell, sound and texture of the paper. Not the cold metallic unfriendly robotic feel of an LCD unit.

 Climbing down off my high horse.....


 I adore the new velvet flock covers beautifully designed you will want to collect the rest as they will look stunning in a bookcase.. you know...those wooden things with shelves...!
Okay now I'll finish getting down off my high horse...

 This book can easily be left on your bedside or coffee table and of course would make a beautiful gift to someone.
You are going to have to wait for this one though as its isn't out until June along with The Game but believe me its well worth the wait, just pick up one of the other 4 in the series I'm sure you wont be disappointed, although I have yet to read these, but all 6 books have some great authors and I look forward to reading them and bringing them to you.

You can pre-buy your Hungarian Rhapsody
for 
£7.99





The Secret Library series view them all to find the one you like!

All my Thanks goes to Xcite Books for sending me Hungarian Rhapsody to read for my review
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Saturday, 28 April 2012

Lovehoney Birthday Offers!

10 Days of Offers until the end of April


 I always try to find the best and latest deals for you to help you save some of your hard earned cash!






Lovehoney are adding lingerie, naughty novelties and erotic gifts every day, so make sure you keep an eye on their What's New section for all the latest at Lovehoney.
Her Majazzle Diamanté Jubilee Crown Jewels only at Lovehoney!
 Her Majazzle Diamante Jubilee Crown Jewels!
Don't miss this limited edition Her Majazzle Diamanté Jubilee Crown Jewels crystal tattoo, issued to celebrate the 60th year of the reign of our monarch, it'll be the perfect embellishment for revellers and royalists alike. You can wear it anywhere... make it a jubilee for your jubblies or a sparkling street party for your sexy bits! In patriotic red, white and blue, this regal crown gives a whole new meaning to 'Her Majesty's Pleasure'. Her Majazzle Diamanté Jubilee Crown Jewels
Latest Sex Toys from Lovehoney
Get the very latest in Sex Toy technology exclusively at Lovehoney. A decade's experience (along with customer feedback!) into designing their very own range of sex toys for men, women and couples. Don't miss the new Bionic Bullet Vibrating Finger Tingler Ring a silicone sleeve covered in raised dots with 5 powerful modes of vibration for only £14.99. Or the new Bionic Bullet Vibrating Butt Plug a smooth silicone plug with a powerful bullet vibrator contained in its base, for just £14.99. See all the latest Lovehoney sex toys


2 Toys for only £10
Choose 2 selected toys for £10 and enjoy huge savings! Choose from a great selection of toys, including this super-cute Love Bunny Vibrating Bullet Rabbit a mini bullet massager with vibrating ears that will leave you gasping, normally £14.99! Or how about this gorgeous Geisha Satin Bra with wide bow detailing, plunge front and deep padding to give you that desirable vintage Pin Up look, usually £25.99. Whatever you choose, you're guaranteed massive savings! See all 2 Toys for £10

10 various Toys for £10
Don't miss the 10 toys for £10 offer, each toy comes with a lovely Lovehoney satin storage bag and you can choose from more than 40 toys! Check out this Ice Scream Waterproof Multispeed Vibrator and save a whopping 47% on the normal price! Or try the new Swoon Shimmy Bullet Vibrator with Orgasm Balm a discreet, waterproof bullet vibe with stimulating Drive Me Balmy arousal balm, all presented in a playful retro tin, saving you £6.99 on the RRP! See all 10 toys for £10

3 Toys for £10
Geisha Satin Briefs, 3 for £10 - only at Lovehoney!Another Lovehoney 10th Birthday Special! Choose 3 for £10 from a fab selection of products, including these stunning Geisha Satin Briefs usually £11.99. Or how about these Beyondage Pocket Pinky Love Cuffs a set of simple wrist cuffs with soft faux fur innards, ideal for bondage beginners, and usually £9.99! Plus don't forget about the best-selling small but mighty Lovehoney Powerful Pocket Vibrator or the top-rated Tracey Cox Supersex Silicone Love Ring! See all 3 for £10
 











New Lingerie from Fantasy
Fantasy Lace Babydoll with G-String at Lovehoney!
Check out the latest new lingerie for him and her from the gorgeous Fantasy range. Who could resist this stunning Lace Babydoll with G-String in floral lace and soft, figure-enhancing fabric. With its plunging bust and sensual side panels of solid colour, this is a figure flattering babydoll, perfect for curvy figures and only £23.99. Plus don't miss these Excite Sexy Sailor Boxer Shorts and get naughty and nautical in these sexy boxers with a defined front pouch for support and shape, just £16.99. See the complete Fantasy lingerie collection


3 for 2 on Pasante Lubes and Condoms
 

Thursday, 26 April 2012

Gadget girl!

Those of you that know me know I'm an absolute gadget girl I adore my techie stuff, anything that bleeps, flashes, lights up, is rechargeable or plugs in or that is something that look so very different to anything else Im a happy bunny.

I have had many emails recently from my readers on here asking how I get my photos looking so nice..blush thank you.. I really appreciate the comments and compliments.

I have over 30 years experience as a writer and photographer, photographing anything from wildlife to We-vibes, Lions to lingerie, Magpies to models, Flowers to fetishwear.
I just love the camera; its the air I breathe.

No I dont just point the camera and click upload and then chuck a few thoughts about each product sheesh....God forbid, when I choose to do something I tend to go the whole hog and complete it to the best of my ability; in both writing and images.
But to get my full review and images to being uploaded onto the screen is a longer process than most people would think.
As a photographer I'm meticulous about lighting, positioning and detail.  So I thought I would add a post to show you what is involved in 1 review, using my tools of the trade that I couldn't do without.....and how I bring you Midnight Boudoir Photographic review site.

Graphics tablets
I wanted to share my latest new gadget baby first though,
For my 25th Anniversary pressie...I managed to get it early...my OH bought me the latest Wacom Bamboo graphics tablet, I have the large one, but I wanted something I could take with me to edit my photos in any room with a laptop; so I can work on more photos anywhere I choose even outside when Summer eventually gets here.
I introduce the newest Wacom Bamboo graphics tablet.
















I spend absolutely hours on some of my images not just my product images for Midnight Boudoir but for my own passion for wildlife photos and dabbling with my fantasy art too, so now I can paint and draw even while on on my laptop, not just in the studio office...woohoo no stopping my inspiration now.

We also share our main larger Graphics tablet for more detailed work and painting fantasy art and that is the Intuos Special edition A4 tablet, this is large enough to draw anything at any size.With this we get a normal digital pen and an airbrush and another small mouse.This is an amazing piece of kit and makes light work of complicated editing and intricate painting and sketching.



The Camera and Studio Setups
But to get to this stage I have to have a quality camera my trusty Pro Canon and many lenses for every occasion that I wont bore you with....well not for now anyway.

Below is just a selection of my enormous photographic kit that I have spent years collecting; trust me to pick an expensive hobby...

 My trusty Manfrotto monopod and Manfrotto 055PROB Tripod and hand grip head left.

Plus Manfrotto 327RC2 Joystick Head right; well I love something different in the camera products too.







With this camera I also have professional lighting and studio set ups for products and my models. Some of my studio lighting kit that I use regularly are;




                       My Pro Canon Speedlight 580EX left                2 Pro canon 430EX Speedlights &stands

To enhance my lighting setups I have 2 Bowens studio lights. Bowens brolly and background.
Gary Fong lightsphere and many lighting diffusers.



For Quickie piks (Everyone loves a quickie)
Yes I do a few quickie ones too shushhshh...we also keep a little point and click camera on us at all times, well you never know when the next Alien or UFO may appear do you...lol?

 Its our trusty little Panasonic Lumix T3 compact camera. it has grabbed some incredible images in the past 5 years despite being only 7 million pixels.

Props
To make an image pop you sometimes need the help of props to make that product look natural, not just a white background product image, I like to make the photo look natural.
I have been collecting props for years of every different shape colour and texture.
I love to use sexy surfaces, leather, satin, silk and lace as a background to make that product look sexy, or elegant marble, glass, fur (not real) or feathers; then add sexy lingerie or jewellery. If the product has that edge something off the wall, I take it on location; yes I have been known to take my toys out to the garden, the beach, woodland, supermarket to get the right shot or light.
It adds to the fun of it too for me...very sexy!

Photographic software

Lightroom3
After the photos are taken I upload them straight into Lightroom 3 to pick and delete and do basic editing. Eg tweaking of exposures, sharpening and smoothing if needed. Incredible software one of my favorites.


Photoshop 5
Next the images are exported to Photoshop 5 the king of all photo-editing software for main editing. If you want any photo software pick any of the photoshop series, you cant go wrong. We also love restoring images old and new.





Keyboards
But of course I cant do any of this without a keyboard and we both use the Logitech G19 keyboards. Its a beautifully lit keyboard with the choice of any colour lighting through it ideal for my gaming and playing World of Warcraft as you can check the processor power or simply have a clock right through to watching a video or UTube videos on its tiny screen.
I have worn the keys off 5 keyboards in 5 years with the amount of writing I do, so I always choose top of the range keyboards.

















 Recently too I have been dabbling with video reviews too so not only have I got video on the little Panasonic Lumix camera; my OH bought me a top end Logitech HD Pro webcam C1910, nothing too fancy but I may consider more video equipment at a later date.




I haven't even begun to use this properly yet but its fun practising.


The monitors

To view everything I ever do I need my trusty 3 screens, yes I did say ...3 monitor screens, we both have 3 so in all we have 6 monitors and it looks like a the flight deck of The Enterprise in our studio office. Plus the software Spyder 3 Pro Elite to balance the colours and light.

Piks coming soon!

The Computers  (for the computer geeks like me, that are interested)

Im not even going to get started on our amazing water-cooled computer gaming systems we have.
I will be adding a separate post about these as its so involving and quite complicated rigs to explain in just a few sentences.
They are completely water-cooled systems ie; processor both graphic cards, motherboard, memory and hard drives. 





The 720mm twin pump radiators are in a external unit away from the PC.
My OH built this for me so I could concentrate on my photography and reviews with a silent system.











Finalising

Finally I write my review in word and then add to blogger and insert the images within the review where relevant.
I usually add comparison images for many reviews either the product in my hand or photographed next to another familiar product to show sizing and shape etc.. But I always try to make anything look its best.

The most fun reviews for me are not necessarily the most expensive products, they are often the quirky; ie Ramsey rabbit and Xar the karabos.
I not only loved trying them but had so much fun writing and photographing them.



But I also love the more elegant type of reviews too; making them look feminine and pretty.
Like RO LUV and Lelo Gigi.
I will always try to make a product look amazing and different. I also try to add humour and a little bit of me to each review.





So I hope you can see the effort and enthusiasm I do  put into every review and why it can take up to a week or 2 to complete 1 review or more if I have alot of reviews in one go.
That is then not even mentioning my networking sites where I then regularly tweet and facebook the reviews to help promote the product.

Thanks to everyone who has sent in emails saying how much they love my site and those of you who have kindly sent in thank you's saying how much the reviews have helped them choose the right product for them; this means the world to me.

What's next?
I will be adding videos to many of my reviews I have already written so will repost when I have added them. Plus I will be writing more techie gadget reviews to this site not just my adult products, plus you will be seeing more of the inner me;.........my mind guys...sorry you've seen my bootie, boobs and legs what else is there..?

I'm making it more me as I'm definitely "A gadget girly geek with "A hint of sexy"!





I just wanted to say a huge thank you to all the companies too who have sent me products free of charge to make this site even more exciting for me to write!
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