Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Bitten 18 and Over Giveaway Hop



I want to thank Bitten by Paranormal Romance and Gabrielle Bisset for hosting this blog hop.

I'm giving away a $15 Amazon gift card (hopefully to be used for something fun) and a ebook copy of any of my backlist to one lucky winner. Leave me a comment and your email address. 


Let's chat sex toys, shall we?
 
I want to tell you a story about a younger, and more easily embarrassed Lea. When I was first married, at the whopping age of 21, I thought I would get something fun for my hubby and I. So, off I tromped to the local sex shop. The moment I walked in I knew I was in for an experience. The lighting was dulled, not for mood enhancement, but by the layers of crud and cigarette smoke on the suspended fluorescent lights. What little I could see of the store in the yellow light was scary at best. Blowup dolls and mannequins with ill fitting and horrible costumes, and movies with more cock than a bus of football players stared back at me from poorly constructed shelving. The guy behind the counter was smarmy with greased back black hair and nothing but a vest to cover his furry chest. I was horrified to say the least. After about 23 seconds I turned around and left, never to walk into another sex shop again.


So, what did that experience teach me? I figured out quickly that I could buy anything I wanted on line with a few clicks and NO one was the wiser. AND... there are so many awesome toys out there now. With the growth of the internet the sales of sex toys has grown in leaps and bounds. No longer are you relegated to walking into a porn shop to buy a dildo, you can go to Amazon or any other sex storefront online and peruse hundreds of varieties. And, oh, the options out there. When I first started researching I was blown away by the number of colors, functions, etc.. It just amazes me.


I know as an author I don't include too many forms of playthings in my writing, but that doesn't mean I don't thoroughly enjoy toys in my personal life and in my reading. One of my favorite stories involving sex toys is Solo Play by Miranda Baker. Also, if you like to read BDSM stories, Cherise Sinclair includes lots of toy fun in the Masters of Shadowlands series.  The only story I've written so far that uses anything fun and plastic is Valentine Master.

Here's an excerpt from Valentine Master:

She gasped as she felt his fingers slide up and down her folds. Finally. He ran a finger around her clit and down to her opening, spreading her wetness up her slit. She felt something cold and hard being placed above her clit and mentally cringed. He had her butterfly. How was she supposed to hold in an orgasm if he had that little toy? Her musing flew out of her mind with the first hint of a buzz as the little vibrator started its sensual torture. She moaned, low and long, as her clit hardened immediately. Every inch of relaxation she had gained in the last few minutes was gone. She was on the edge again so quickly it almost hurt.
“Please, Mick. I need to come,” she pleaded, rolling her head back and forth on the pillow. She tried to move away from the toy and when she couldn’t she felt the need spiral higher. “Oh please, Sir.”
She felt the bed dip close to her head before hearing the soft words, floating along with the ocean waves, his breath warm and moist on her cheek. “Not yet, pet. You need to wait. You come when I tell you to.”
Okay, you can do this, she coached herself. She took a few deep breaths and forced her muscles to relax. She dug her fingers into her palm for a little pain and that helped to bring her back from the edge. She didn’t like this game anymore, she decided, but then again how would she know if she liked it if she didn’t play it all the way to the end?
After a minute or ten she felt more in control. She was still stimulated by the vibrations on her clit, but she could think again. She breathed out a sigh. He would let her come soon, she knew it. He never held back his own needs for long once she was wet. He would mount her soon and she would be able to come.
A wet tongue brought her out of her thoughts as it swiped across one of her pinched nipples. Her back arched of its own accord, thrusting her breasts up to beg for attention. The tug of the other clamp shot her back to the edge and she had to grit her teeth to not go over the edge and come right then. She panted with the effort of controlling her body’s reaction.


Anyway, I'm giving away a $15 Amazon gift card (hopefully to be used for something fun) and a ebook copy of any of my backlist to one lucky winner. Leave me a comment and your email address.

Here's the legal mumbo jumbo:
- Entering this contest means you have read, understood, and agree with all rules and regulations stated.- Entrants must be 18 or older (or age of majority in your country) to enter and to win.- No purchase necessary.- Void where prohibited.- All stated rules are subject to change without notification or reason given.- Chances of winning vary widely based on the number of entries received.- Prize is as stated. No substitutions or exchanges.
- Contest host is not responsible to misrepresented/mistyped email addresses, spam filters, mailer daemons, and other internet wackiness that may crop up at the time of winner notification.

- Winners are final.- Contest Starts 00:01EST September 13th and Ends 12:59EST September 16th and open to International participants- Winners will be notified via email, twitter, or facebook no later than 12:00EST September 17th -Respond by date to collect prize is 14 days from notification date.


Make sure to visit the other participants in this hop:

63 comments:

  1. Gotta love the internet! Thanks for the chance to win :) raynman1979 at yahoo dot com

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  2. That sounds like a terrifying experience (the sexy shop)!
    The place I visited was super nice....and did not have harry dudes in vests. More like college chicks in jeans LOL
    Still you gotta love the internet! Thanks for this fantastic giveaway bookedandloaded(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. LOL It did scar me for while. Thanks Rissa and Annie for entering!

    Lea

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  4. Love your post! Thank you so much for participating in this hop!!!
    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

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  5. I, too, was scared of sex shops when I was younger. They were seedy and dirty. I just ventured into my first in almost twenty years last month and was shocked by the difference. I do love the internet though. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    kesummer69 at gmail dot com

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  6. Veronika and Kelsey, thanks for the visits and comments.

    Lea

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  7. I'm lucky to live in an area with lots of women-friendly shops (though the only one with a decent DVD selection is one of the scary old-school types), but I do end up online a lot of the time. Thanks for the giveaway!

    vitajex(at)aol(dot)com

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  8. Lucky enough that,after hearing about from friends, the local adult toy store has a woman's only night out once a month and it varies what day and time... and there is always a bulky guy at the door making sure that women (to deter any men-liked it during the summer, yum-sorry off topic)only get inside during that time :)
    I just recently discovered that amazon has some toys too...
    :)
    Great Giveaway
    BeckeyWhiteATgmailDOTcom
    Beckey

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  9. Sounds like a horrible experience, I bought my first "toy" after I a had been married for 15 years and I went to a "slumber party" I love the picture of the nipple clips did you find those on amazon? Thanks for a great giveaway, I loved your excerpt, Carin
    mawmom at gmail dot com

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  10. That sounded horrible! You're right, online shopping for sex toys is so much better!

    Thanks for making it international.
    alinutza4u2004(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  11. Great post, I love the internet for finding my toys, especially when you live in an area that doesn't have any shops to visit.
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

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  12. Carin, Yep, those are on Amazon. All the toys pictured are.

    Thanks Aly, Jean, Beckey and everyone else for entering.

    Lea

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  13. I am not a prude but first time I was in one , I was so shocked and somewhat embarrassed. My husband had no trouble going in and picking out something :) .

    vampiremistress2010(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. Thanks for taking part in the hop :)

    kimberlyFDR@yahoo.com

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  15. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    cassandrahicks1989@yahoo.com

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  16. BLHmistress, Kimberly and Cassandra.

    Thanks for entering and sharing my story. LOL

    Lea

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  17. What a great hop! This is gonna be so much FUN!!!

    Thanks for being part of the 18 & Over blog hop and for the chance to win. <^_^>
    reneebennett35(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  18. Shopping online for sex toys is definitely much easier LOL.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Lacey
    laceyblossom1(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. Um, I need to read more of that...

    jochibi AT yahoo DOT com

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  20. You are so right about shopping online for sexual toys!

    The excerpt was also very hot!!

    susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

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  21. Renee, Susan, Jo, and Lacey. Thanks for stopping by. I'm so glad you are enjoying the hop.

    Lea

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  22. Thanks for the chance!

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  23. Thanks so much for this giveaway!
    seyma_bennett@hotmail.com

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  24. Thanks so much for the hop!!!
    forettarose@yahoo.com

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  25. thanks for the hop
    terrilee.byles@yahoo.com

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  26. Thank goodness for Amazon and online shopping.

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  27. Thanks so much for the giveaway and excerpt

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

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  28. Gotta love the internet. Great excerpt.

    wolphcall(at)bellsouth(dot)net

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  29. Wow, you guys were busy while I was asleep! Thanks to everyone that has entered!

    Lea

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  30. Wow! Definitely adding this one to my wishlist.

    mythic021@gmail.com

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  31. Thank you so much for the chance to win...

    ronnkelly3@aol.com

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  32. Thanks for the HOP!
    swkimbell@yahoo.com

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  33. Thanks so much :)

    gaby891 AT YAHOO DOT COM

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  34. Amazon is how discovered sex toys. The shops kinda scared me and made me feel dirty. Amazon isn't like that at all. Thanks for the giveaway.
    kaylyndavis1986@yahoo.com

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  35. OMG!! That was a steamy excertp!! Thanks for the sexy hop and awesome giveaway!!!
    ehaney578 at aol dot com

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  36. Can't wait to read your books!
    shermie40 at yahoo dot com

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  37. Thanks to everyone that entered. Happy Saturday!

    Lea

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  38. The funniest story I have about a sex shop is when my mom and I were shopping and she wanted to go to this new store. Neither one of us know it was a sex shop! We actually had quite a laugh about it after we got passed the embarrassement! LOL! Thanks for the giveaway!

    suz2(at)cox(dot)net

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  39. Thank you for the chance!

    spamscape [at] gmail dot [com]

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  40. Great story, lol. I Thx for giveaway.

    blinkysthebest at aol dot com

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  41. Wow great post .Thank you for this chance to win .Have an amazing weekend

    flanagan@Mebtel.net

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  42. Thanks for the great hop.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

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  43. Thank you for the great giveaway!
    tishajean@ charter.net

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  44. Wow love the toy pics.
    tinyauthor at yahoo dot com

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  45. Great post! I know exactly how you feel ;-)

    Buffy Kennedy
    buffykennedy[at]gmail[dot]com

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  46. I love the ease of shopping on the net for pleasure items. I am not a prude, but I also like to keep my private life private....LOL
    Thanks for the great excerpt. Must take a cold shower now..

    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

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  47. Thanks for doing this giveaway!
    ~Krista
    pinkbonanza{ AT }gmail{ DOT }com

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  48. Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com
    GFC: BookAttict

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  49. Thanks for the FAB giveaway!

    jmesparza821(at)gmail(dot)com

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  50. Thanks for sharing your story. Sounds like me when I first got married. The internet is my friend.
    mel
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

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  51. I was 19 when I went to my first Adult Toy store and it was quite an education. It was also dark and questionable. My husband and I now frequent a larger store that has full lighting, lots of space, and many couples looking for something fun.

    nrlymrtl at gmail dot com

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  52. Holy crap, that excerpt. Tease! :)

    - Crystal
    CrysTvsky[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  53. Oh I have to get that book! Wow! Thanks for the great excerpt (tease!). :)

    proudarmymom32(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  54. That was a hot excerpt. I am adding it to my wish list.

    Thanks,
    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

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  55. Nice excerpt! I agree that Cherise is great for using toys/probs in her books ;)
    Thanks!
    June
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

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  56. Thanks for the great excerpt and the chance to win!
    sqwalker2@hotmail.com

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  57. Online shopping is def the best for toys lol!! Loved this post :)
    Thank u for the chance to win :)

    savannahm1987@gmail.com

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  58. I've so enjoyed everyone's comments. Thanks for entering.

    Lea

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  59. I want to win! Thanks.

    dlatany at gmail dot com

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  60. Wow this was probably one of my favorite posts. so hot!

    lindsayavalon (at) gmail (dot) com

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  61. Delicious excerpt!! I am adding this one to my TBR. :)
    Thank you for sharing your story. ;)
    Thank you also for the giveaway.
    trb0917 at gmail.com

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  62. Whew, awesome excerpt! Thanks so much!
    GFC Heather @ Redheaded Bookworm
    hschrock24112 at yahoo dot com

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  63. The winner has been chosen by Random.org:

    50th entry- Savannah
    savannahm1987@gmail.com

    I'll be contacting her shortly.

    Thanks to everyone that stopped by and entered.

    Lea

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