A to Z Challenge – Z (AC)

A to Z Challenge

For the challenge, I’m focusing on the A to Z of reading and writing romance novels. This series of posts will contain Adult Content. So, if you’re really young or don’t enjoy dirty things, just don’t read it. No harm, no foul. Otherwise…enjoy. 🙂

imageZ is for Zeal

In romance novels, love and sex are never half-assed.  They are intense, passionate experiences – and once the hero and heroine get a taste of each other, their desire only grows.  They tear off each other’s clothes (ripping and ruining clothes in their passionate fever, oh my).  Sometimes, they are overcome <snicker> in the least opportune places. 🙂

Hmm..what is it about the wrong place, wrong time that makes romance novel sex so much hotter?  Well, much be all that zeal. 😉

…Z is also for <gasp!> Zombies

Hmmm…if zombies were romance novel heroes would their hunger for eating brains be translated into a hunger for something else? Also, since zombies are afflicted with an illness that sometimes causes them to lose appendages, I’m wondering how sex scenes would play out (with hilarity, perhaps?).  Heeheehee.  I’m kidding of course, but with all of the paranormal sub-genres out there, I’m surprised there hasn’t been a zombie hero yet.  Or maybe there is, and I just haven’t stumbled across it yet. 😉

 

*I can’t believe the month of A to Z is now over!  I guess I’ll have to actually pick up a book for my usual reviews and naughty quotes for Smutty Saturdays.  Thanks to all the visitors and subscribers (new and old) to my blog!  I hope you enjoyed reading my posts and I hope you enjoyed this challenge as much as I did!  Thanks for reading!! 🙂

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A to Z Challenge – Y (AC)

A to Z Challenge

For the challenge, I’m focusing on the A to Z of reading and writing romance novels. This series of posts will contain Adult Content – though not really in this post. 

imageY is for Yearning

Do you secretly love someone?  Someone that you perhaps, can’t have?  Are you filled with yearning whenever they walk into the room – a longing that you fear will never be vanquished?  Well then, my dear tender-heart, you fall into the unrequited love genre.

Luckily for romance novel heroes/heroines with yearning in their hearts, their secret crushes generally work out…much better odds than in the real world (the beauty of fiction, I suppose). 😉

I must confess that I very much enjoy books with yearning in them – especially if the yearning is done by the hero.  These yearning heroes tend to be sweeter and more romantic in their pursuit (and of course, eventual seduction) of their lady fair.

A to Z Challenge – X (AC)

A to Z Challenge

For the challenge, I’m focusing on the A to Z of reading and writing romance novels. This series of posts will contain Adult Content. So, if you’re really young or don’t enjoy dirty things, just don’t read it. No harm, no foul. Otherwise…enjoy. 🙂

imageX is for XL

Hey now, calm down.  This isn’t another post about a romantic hero’s junk. 😉

XL – as in extra-large personalities of alpha heroes in some romantic fiction.  The alpha man – he’s big, strong, tough, and oh so in charge.  Heeheehee

I’m going to be difficult here though – these alpha guys work well in romantic fiction (well, because it’s FICTION), but do most of us ladies want some guy taking charge ALL of the time?  Oh hell no.  So, if you’re an alpha guy, know this – it’s good to share control and even give control to your heroine now and then…who knows, you might like it. 😉

A to Z Challenge – W (AC)

A to Z Challenge

For the challenge, I’m focusing on the A to Z of reading and writing romance novels. This series of posts will contain Adult Content. So, if you’re really young or don’t enjoy dirty things, just don’t read it. No harm, no foul. Otherwise…enjoy. 🙂

And we’re in the final stretch for the A to Z!!  YAY!!

imageW is for withering stares

Is that guy annoying you?  Of course he is!  You know what that means, it’s time to narrow your eyes, scrunch up your face, and give him a well deserved withering stare.

…the only problem is that there’s a good chance that he thinks your withering stare is sexy or worse, cute.  That might make you scowl a little more, at least until he grabs you and plants a smoking hot kiss on you (or so it goes in romance novel world). 🙂

W is also for werewolves

I never got involved with the Team Jacob/Team Edward craziness that happened while Twilight was at the height of its popularity, probably because I refused to read the books.  Regardless of your preferences, romance novels have featured vampires for a long time (long favored un-dead hunks), while werewolves (the young pups of romance novel heroes) – as well as were-bears, were-tigers, were-foxes, and were-giraffes (okay, I made the last one up) are fairly new to the scene.

Do I have a preference?  Not really, since I’ll read and enjoy just about anything – as long as it’s well written.

*But, I do wonder: if your boyfriend is a werewolf, do you need to check him for ticks?  Get him a rabies shot?  Buy him a rawhide bone?  These are important questions, ladies.  :p

A to Z Challenge – V (AC)

A to Z Challenge

For the challenge, I’m focusing on the A to Z of reading and writing romance novels. This series of posts will contain Adult Content. So, if you’re really young or don’t enjoy dirty things, just don’t read it. No harm, no foul. Otherwise…enjoy. 🙂

image V is for the Virginal Sub-genre

In many romance novels, especially historical ones, the heroine is a virgin or very close to it.

I don’t mind if a heroine is a pure as snow or a lady that has been around the block a few times.  Either way, I do like it when my heroine is strong and confident in her sexuality – knowing what she wants and not being ashamed of it.  🙂

V is also for Vampires

Did you think I’d forgotten the paranormal sub-genre when I didn’t bring it up under the letter “p?”  Silly you, it’s because I wanted to talk about them all separately. 😉

Vampires are my favorite paranormal romantic heroes.  Do you need to ask why?  Isn’t obvious that a vampire hero oozes sex appeal? He shamelessly seduces a young virgin into the shadows, his teeth growing as his hunger mounts… That moment when he brushes the heroine’s hair aside, before plunging his teeth deep into her neck – groaning as he tastes her.

oh dear, and who thought vampires were supposed to be scary? 😉

A to Z Challenge – U (AC)

A to Z Challenge

For the challenge, I’m focusing on the A to Z of reading and writing romance novels. This series of posts will contain Adult Content. So, if you’re really young or don’t enjoy dirty things, just don’t read it. No harm, no foul. Otherwise…enjoy. 🙂

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U is for uncovered

Uncovered as in getting naked!  I have your attention now, don’t I?

Well, in lovely romance novels, when the hero is uncovered it is a moment deserving of silence
– Abs? Chiseled!
– Pecs? Bulging, possibly glistening.
– Junk? Also bulging and possibly glistening.  hehehe 😉
…..Reader?  Fanning herself.

When the heroine gets naked?  Well, sorry boys, as most of these books are written for women, heroines vary in shapes and sizes (big change from movies and TV).  But there is one constant (for which we are glad), whatever their shape, the hero will always find them lovely. 🙂

…And then, most likely growl and pounce on her (thus beginning life changing sex).  <Sigh> The last thing I growled at was excel (damn, evil spreadsheet). :p

A to Z Challenge – T (AC)

A to Z Challenge

For the challenge, I’m focusing on the A to Z of reading and writing romance novels. This series of posts will contain Adult Content. So, if you’re really young or don’t enjoy dirty things, just don’t read it. No harm, no foul. Otherwise…enjoy. 🙂

imageT is for Tension (as in sexual)

You’ve been there before, haven’t you?  The flirting that seems to heat up a room, stolen glances or a full perusal of someone (hey, you like what you see), touching a hand and feeling warm skin glide under your fingers, wondering if it will get to that next level. Or sometimes even mouthing off to someone and then, their eyes flash, they’re up in your face, and you’re torn between the urge to kiss them or slap them. 🙂 (Okay, okay – so this has never happened to me, but I did tell you that I love the enemy romance genre, remember?)

Ah yes, sexual tension – where would romance novels…or the lead up to real life romances be without you?

T can also be for threesome (in some of those group love romance/erotica)

Call me old fashion, boring, or a prude, but I am not into all of these group sex novels.  I feel like it mimics a fight scene in a movie – two people in the center, with the rest of the group circling around and waiting for their chance to join in.  <Bleh!>  Not to mention, there are too many names/random body parts to keep track of. :p

Sorry boys, but for this girl – romances and sex are best one on one.  Maybe I’m no good at sharing, but if I want something bad enough, why would I want to share?

A to Z Challenge – S (AC)

A to Z Challenge

For the challenge, I’m focusing on the A to Z of reading and writing romance novels. This series of posts will contain Adult Content. So, if you’re really young or don’t enjoy dirty things, just don’t read it. No harm, no foul. Otherwise…enjoy. 🙂

imageS is for the Spy

Never in my life have I heard of so many spies making use of their sexual prowess to suss out the enemy (maybe bugging is too complicated?) or allowing their lust for a sweet, pretty heroine to completely blow their op (since when did boobs become a liability to covert ops?).

But hey, what do I know?  Maybe romance novels are the art dictated by life.  I’ll have to ask a super sexy secret agent what his methods are, whenever I see one. :p

S is also for seduction 😉

Hey now…we can’t have romance novels without some serious seduction going on.  Well, technically we can – but where’s the fun in that?

Seduction is that gentle breeze that teases your skin, just before the first flash of lightning and the quake of thunder…   Come now, why wouldn’t we want that in our romance novels? 🙂

A to Z Challenge – R (AC)

A to Z Challenge

For the challenge, I’m focusing on the A to Z of reading and writing romance novels. This series of posts will contain Adult Content. So, if you’re really young or don’t enjoy dirty things, just don’t read it. No harm, no foul. Otherwise…enjoy. 🙂

imageR is for Rogues, Rakes, and Ruin!

Are you a bad boy hero in days of yore?  Are you up to no good?  <Gasp!>  Rogue!!  Rake!!

Rogue!  Are you planning revenge on someone/some family that wronged you?  Perhaps the best way to get to your sworn enemy is to cozy up to his daughter/sister/cousin…and compromise her!  Strangely enough, as you get closer to causing her ruin, you start to notice how sweet and innocent she is…

Are you a wicked rake simply because, well, it’s fun?  Well, well, well.  You should beware, good sir.  I’ve no doubt that this coming season, you will meet a lady that will turn your world upside-down (and you’ll enjoy every minute of it).

Has a sinister lord tasked you with ruining a young woman’s reputation in order to save your family’s estate/free someone from prison/gain their vote in parliament?  Deep down you know it’s wrong, and yet – it’s for the greater good, right? (Keep telling yourself that, you rakish rouge!)  Not that it would be a great sacrifice on your part, as the lady holds a strange allure that breaks down your defenses.  Just remember that the lady will find out about your motivations, and usually at the most inopportune time.

Regardless of your motivations, my scandalous hero, you will certainly cause a lot of trouble (but damn, you are wickedly charming while doing your misdeeds). 😉 I have a feeling that you’ll get caught in your own trap and eventually prove yourself to be a good man…otherwise you wouldn’t be a true romantic hero. 🙂

A to Z Challenge – Q (AC)

A to Z Challenge

For the challenge, I’m focusing on the A to Z of reading and writing romance novels. This series of posts will contain Adult Content – though not really in this post. So, if you’re really young or don’t enjoy dirty things, just don’t read it. No harm, no foul. Otherwise…enjoy. 🙂

imageQ is for the Quadrille

If you’ve read a couple of historical romance novels, chances are (in at least one of them), the heroine attended a dance.  Apparently, that’s all they did back in the day – attend dances and with any luck, the heroine would get backed into a dark corner or empty balcony by a handsome duke. 😉

Anyway, at these dances, people were expected to, well dance – and they were complex dances with crazy steps and often involved changing partners.  Thankfully, dancing has become much less complicated – swaying your hips and grinding on someone seems much less complicated than the waltz or, my q word for the day, the quadrille.

What is the quadrille, you ask?  Essentially, it’s a plot devise used by historical romance authors to allow:
-the hero and heroine to touch briefly while dancing (gasp! so scandalous back in the day!)
-the heroine’s heart to beat frantically due to her close proximity to the hero (ohh, he’s so much taller and muscular than we thought!  Be still, my beating heart!)
-our two main characters to lock eyes from across the room, possibly while dancing with other people (grrr, jealousy!)
-our hero to enjoy the feeling of his hand on the heroine’s waist or to ogle her boobs up close (naughty, hero!) 😉