Friday, October 25, 2013

Make your writing come to life

By: Casey Crow

I'm taking a detour from our normal topics here at Naughty Author Chicks to talk about figurative language. Dictionary.com defines it as "speech or writing that departs from literal meaning in order to achieve a special effect or meaning."

We all use it (or should) in our writing, but recently I was reminded of what some of the figurative language is actually called thanks to my daughter's school project. I'm proud to say I remembered most of the terms from my schooling way back when, but a couple I'd definitely forgotten about even though I use the process in my writing. Now I know what I'm writing!

Alliteration: The repetition of usually initial consonant sounds in two or more neighboring words or syllables. Ex: Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.

Hyperbole: Huge exaggeration usually with humor. Ex: My cat is so fat, she needs a roller skate to keep her stomach off the floor.

Metaphor: Comparing two unlike things without using like or as. Ex: My aunt's hair is a disco ball.

Personification: Giving something human qualities. Ex: The daisies danced in the breeze.

Cliché: A word or phrase that has become overly familiar or common place. Ex: Humpday!

Idiom: A set expression of two or more neighboring words that mean something other than the literal meaning. Ex: Knock my socks off!

Onomatopoeia: Naming a thing or an action by imitating a sound associated with it. Ex: Roar!

Simile: Comparing two unlike things using like or as. Ex: My cousin's hair is like a yoga ball.


Again, thanks to my daughter for allowing me to share her figurative language suggestions. What's your way to bring your writing to life?

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Naked Sushi: "Are you as hot as your name?"

Is Pepper as hot as her name? That's what the FBI hottie asks her in this audio/video I put together for "Naked Sushi" -- my Cosmo Red-Hot Read from Harlequin.

I so enjoyed getting into Pepper's tech-head and seeing what it's like for a smart girl trying to get ahead in the field of computer programming.

She's learned to be "one of the boys" with her red-plaid flannel shirts and zany remarks, but when she sees what she thinks is the "sexy new guy" in the copy room at midnight, she soon finds herself up to her eyeballs in corporate espionage and in the arms of an FBI hottie...

I loved doing the voice for Pepper's character...I also added some sexy music and fun sound effects.



These NAKED SUSHI excerpts are fun to do and bring a diff dimension to the story. Would you like to see more? Let me know in the comments section!

 
NAKED SUSHI is available on Amazon! And e-tailers everywhere!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Romanticon 2013 in Pics



The awesome Desiree Holt


Romanticon Opened with Cave Chaos, and OMG, Jaid Black knew my name! How cool is that?










Mari Freeman, Kristen Daniels, and Samantha Kane jumping right in and having a good time at the meet and greet!








Ok, there's a story here. This is Caveman Axl. He's wearing the same shoes The Sherry wears, only hers are hot pink.

Getting what turns out to be an intimate pic of the Caveman attached to said shoes? Golden.

Accidentally sending said intimate pic to your husband instead of The Sherry? OMFG.





Waiting for photo shoot







Kathy Kulig and Hubby

Bollywood Night! With Jaime (Aline Hunter) Saare
Romanticon Virgin Lori Nowak Nguyen. I'm thinking she had a great time! With Nick, Justin and Axl






































Regina Carlysle and daughter Avery
Dee Brice was in the house!














Um, Sam Cayto, you know that's not a kilt, right?


Wild and Wicked Brenna Zinn and Avery













Laura Topaz, showing them who's boss! With Taylor and Axl




And here's the next story.  I picked Taylor and David and told Syneca to have at it. She immediately starting tucking my shirt in for even more cleavage.


Which made Taylor happy - God love him. (Hey, this is my fantasy, so I can interpret his look any damn way I want. Work with me here.)


Syneca said, "Go!" and man, those guys snapped right into the scene. I was still trying not to giggle like a 12 yr old. Then Syneca set up the next shot.





Um, yeah. That's me pulling on David's belt while Taylor... well, let's just say I love Syneca and I owe her big time!








Cabal Madness!














Sidney Bristol being, well, Sidney Bristol!













Kaenar Langford, Chris Anson, and Mr. Kathy Kulig
With Rodney!

Roommate extraordinaire Sam Cayto with Justin


Which brings us to Hollywood night!








Beautiful Cassandra Carr with David and Justin












Had to get in on that! With David and Justin





Awesome (Mae West) Joyce Ann with Rodney













Diamond co-hosted events with Rodney.
They were hilarious!




The stunning Nicole Austin
 
















Pajama Bingo on the last night. Yeah, I was sitting RIGHT THERE! Rodney was the man, teaching them all how to "Work it."




The Jeep Diva would agree that they worked it really well. 

















Winner of the Wild Wicked Weekend basket! I didn't ask her if I could post her name. Oops. Hope she enjoys the goodies. 

Ace and Tina Shantel Goodman













Danica Avet and Friend



What? Romanticon is over??? 















Pictures to post!
Thank God no one got any pics/video of me trying to do Charades. It involved silently barking like a dog with index finger ears. Yeah, I suck at it big time!

If I figure out how, I'll post the Caveman dance video. Won't load. That's all for now!

















Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Gearing Up for Halloween

Somehow, the first half of October has just whizzed by, and Halloween is just two weeks away! Just in case you were looking for a couple Halloween reads to get you in the mood, I have a couple in my backlist to offer. One starts a series, and one ends one, but both are solid stand-alone reads.




Between a Rock and a Hard-On
Prequel to Heroes of Stone (Available in print as part of the Tantalizing Treats anthology)






By Cindy Spencer Pape














Blurb: What happens when you mix a half-dragon, a pixie and a little sex magic in a wooded park on Halloween? Neither Bram nor Twyla have any idea but when it all comes together the magic explodes in a frenzy of hot sex and sizzling romance.



ADULT Excerpt



“Are you really a dragon?”



Looking into those eyes, he couldn’t lie to her. He might have to do something about it later, but right now she deserved the truth. He turned so she could see his wings. “Half. My mother was human.”



“Cool. I knew you weren’t a real vamp the moment I touched you.” Okay, she was at least a witch and he breathed a little easier. She was no stranger to things that went bump in the night. She closed her eyes for a minute and hummed, still squirming. “There was sex magic here tonight. Can you feel it?”



“Like a drug shot straight into my veins.” Thank the gods she felt it too. At least now he wouldn’t have to apologize for the hard on. The sight of her offered up like a virgin sacrifice sent all the blood in his body straight to his cock.



“Me too.” She gave a little laugh. “There’s so much oozing off the rock I can’t even feel the steel in the cuffs anymore. Katie’s coven had to pick tonight to try that. I don’t suppose you’re into bondage are you?”



His answering moan echoed through the clearing. “Goddess help me, I am.”



“Maybe you wouldn’t mind helping me out then? Right now I don’t think I could walk, even if you could get me loose.”



“You want me to fuck you?” This couldn’t be happening. He didn’t want to think he was like the satyrs, taking advantage of a helpless female.



“Only if you want to. But goddess, I wanted you right there at the damn kiddy party. Now it’s all but unbearable.”



“We should get out of here.” He was already unbuttoning his pants. 

*****

All Hallow’s Evie
Holiday Hearts #5 (Available as part of the Holiday Hearts anthology)
By Cindy Spencer Pape

Blurb:
When Sam Holiday moves into his Victorian home the week before his thirty-fifth birthday, the last thing he expects is to find a ghost in residence. Especially a horny one.
Evie Bonnell has been hanging around since her death in 1916 because she has unfinished business. She died before experiencing sex. She’s learned a lot over the years and has decided single, handsome Sam is the right man to do the job.
Every year she manifests for several days before Halloween, and when she asks, Sam agrees to help. Each night, he teaches her a little more about sensual pleasure. Sam’s delighted that his demure ghost has turned into an eager hedonist, but not so happy that she’ll be gone after Halloween. Not only is she the hottest woman he’s ever had, but he’s afraid he’s fallen in love.
Now it’s up to fate and the Holiday family magic to find a way for the lovers to stay together. 
ADULT excerpt
She was excited even more by the way her body responded to Sam. Why oh why, couldn’t she have found someone like him while she lived? 
His lips left hers, and she nearly cried out at the loss. Her whimper turned into a moan when he didn’t pull away but nibbled down from her ear to the curve of her throat, licking her skin and sucking on her flesh. The ache between her legs intensified and her breasts felt heavy and swollen. She rubbed against his chest, seeking some relief for the tension building under her skin. 
“Ah, so passionate,” he whispered. Carefully, he pushed down the strap of her corset and eased one small breast free from its confinement. 
She wished she was larger, like the women in the films, but Sam didn’t seem to mind. 
“You’re lovely,” he said, bending to kiss the upper curve. “Perfect, all rosy and pink.” Then his lips closed around her nipple, and Evie cried out, clutching his shoulders just to stay standing. “Tomorrow, I’m going to strip you bare, Evie. I can’t wait to see all that lush, creamy skin.” 
He took her nipple into his mouth and sucked. 
Evie’s knees did buckle then, but Sam caught her easily and carried her to the bed, where he sat with her in his lap. He bared her other breast and lapped at it with his tongue while one big hand slid up along her thigh to cup her sex through her drawers. 
“You’re so wet,” he said with a sigh, his warm breath teasing her damp nipple. “Ah, sweetheart, we’re gonna have so much fun.” 
Evie didn’t doubt that for a moment. 

 

Monday, October 14, 2013

Welcome guest author Louisa Bacio




5 Ways to Keep No Strings Attached

When it comes to the For Men line, most often the story centers a long luxurious romp in bed. Fast, dirty and totally satisfying. While my Quickie Long Haul certainly doesn’t get so blatant, I thought it would be fun to look at 5 naughty ways to keep a relationship no strings attached.

Ready? Some came as contributions from fellow writers and editors. You never know what’s going to happen when a bunch of women get together, and alcohol is involved.   

5. Use a fake name – If they can’t find you, the connection is severed.

4. Make up a fake prison record – Let it all hang out after the deed, and she’ll be out of there.

3. Borrow your friend’s car – She won’t be able to track you after the date.

2. Have your mom answer the phone – And have her go all crazy about her “baby being corrupted.” 

1. Get sweaty and don’t shower – One trip downstairs, and she’ll be gone.

Now that you’re all hot and bothered (and unshowed), what’s makes you crumble up the phone number?

Long Haul

Between California and Arizona, there’s a sweet patch of highway that encourages a man’s mind to wander. Randy’s mind always ends up in the same place—traveling the smooth planes of Sallie Mae’s tanned legs and following the line of sweat that snakes down her neck and disappears between her breasts. It’s all too easy to imagine her naked in the seat beside him, flirting, stroking, even straddling his legs and daring him to find a better way to go than at eighty miles an hour with a hot blonde in his lap. The fantasy alone makes concentrating on the road a struggle. He doesn’t have a clue how he’s going to manage to drive Sallie Mae home from college while keeping his mind on the road and his hands to himself. Especially with Sallie Mae all too willing to flirt, stroke and blow the lid right off his fantasy.

Available now via Ellora’s Cave, Amazon, All Romance eBooks and coming soon to other eRetailers!

Enjoy the Ride!

Louisa Bacio


Bio:

A Southern California native, Louisa Bacio can’t imagine living far away from the ocean. The multi-published author of erotic romance enjoys writing within all realms – from short stories to full-length novels.

Bacio shares her household with a supportive husband, two daughters growing “too fast,” and a multitude pet craziness: two dogs, five fish tanks, an aviary, hamsters, rabbits, hermit crabs and rolly pollies. In her other life, she teaches college classes in English, journalism and popular culture.

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Friday, October 11, 2013

Welcome Guest Sandy Sullivan with FOR THE LOVE OF A COWBOY and a Giveaway!


Hey y'all. I'm taking a break today so we can have the honor of checking out Sandy Sullivan's new release. Isn't her cover yummy? ~ Casey Crow
 
Out today! For the Love of a Cowboy (Cowboy Dreamin’ 3)




Blurb:

Paige Tyler didn’t want to be the preacher’s daughter anymore. She wanted the freedom to live her own life, do what she wanted and find the man of her dreams. What she didn’t expect to find was that man drunk off his ass and needing her assistance to handle three guys wanting to beat him up in a bar fight.

Jacob Young’s life was a mess. Finding solace in a bottle of booze was the answer to his guilt-ridden conscious until an angel in leather pulls him up by his boot straps, brushes him off and convinces him life is worth living.

Do opposites really attract? Can a cowboy with a wounded heart be the answer to her prayers? It’s all in For the Love of a Cowboy.

Excerpt

The bigger man pulled back his fist and hit Jacob in the stomach, doubling him over with a groan. The smaller man flew across the bar floor, sliding on his butt until he hit the wall. Paige got to her feet, moving with the crowd toward the fight. If she had to get involved, she would. Even though the one called Jacob deserved to get his ass kicked, she wouldn’t allow the bigger man to beat the shit out of him especially if it got to be two against one. As he shook his head to clear it, two guys picked him up and the third punched him in the stomach.

Oh hell no.

“Paige?” the bartender pulled her back by the arm as she surged forward. “Leave them alone.”

“It’s three against one, Dan. I can’t have that.” She pushed through the crowd. “Hey, asswipe!”

The bigger guy turned around, squinting as he looked through the crowd. He was huge. His biceps bulged as he clamped his hand into a fist. Blond hair peeked out from beneath a straw cowboy hat. His blue eyes narrowed into slits. “Who said that?”

“Me, fucktard.”

The man looked straight at her and laughed a gut rolling belly laugh. “You? Baby, step aside and let the men handle this.”

That kind of reaction usually pissed her off, but not tonight. Dumbass didn’t know what he had on his plate now that she’d decided to step in between him and drunk he wanted to beat the shit out of. “Not three on one, you aren’t.”

“And what the hell are you gonna do about it, baby doll?” His gaze slid over her attire as he grinned wide enough she caught a glimpse of the gold teeth in his mouth. “Your leather outfit is hot, I’ll give ya that, but leave this to us men.” He spun around to face his two friends.

“Bring it on, big man.” She needed the man to make the first swing. It went against her grain to hit someone first. She motioned with her hands to bait the man.

He laughed as he stepped closer. “I don’t hit women.”

“Come on, goliath. You too much of a pussy?”

“What did you call me?”

“Pussy.”

The laughter from the crowd had the man’s face turning purple. Their amusement died when he took a swing at her. Her first pass of her boot caught the man in the chin, splitting his lip open in a gush of blood. The next kick swiped his feet out from under him, laying him out cold on the floor.

 

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~ Sandy

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