My Sexy Saturday

FACEBOOK PARTYThe Facebook Anniversary Bash for My Sexy Saturday is still going on. It was great to meet so many new writers!

Meanwhile, for this week’s Sexy Saturday post, I’m including some of my Anniversary Bash posts and answers from early yesterday (Friday) morning when the bash was a little quiet on the east coast.

It started like this:FB1And I was asked something along the lines of what is sexy to me:

Teasing, great kissing, a soft touch, a little restraint, maybe a blindfold, a sip of red wine, more kissing, definitely tongue, a groan, a sigh, a loosened belt, an unbuttoned blouse, a stroke, a spank, a squeeze, a nip, a lick, a soft bite, a thrust, a moan, then ecstasy.

Then I was asked about my ultimate sexy encounter:

I’m not sure I’ve had the ultimate ultimate sexy encounter. There wouldn’t be much to look forward to if I already had, but I’ve had a damn good one or two or more. Recently, on a quiet beach, the moon and stars and deep dark sky behind the gentleman’s head as I looked up from the blanket, the weight of his long muscular body on mine. Chilled prosecco at hand and dark chocolate, too. Perfect temperature for few and fewer clothes. And through it all the gentle, soothing, hypnotic and sort of wild sound of waves crashing a few yards away. Rather ultimate, I’d say.

LynnSexySaturday_bannerMake sure you head over to the FB party which may still be going on and go to the My Sexy Saturday list of writers to enjoy more of this sexy Saturday.

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Latest Cowboy Release: Taming the Filly

Taming the Filly by Seven McBayJust released, the second book in my Cowboys Rule series. Here is a synopsis for Taming the Filly:

Luke has been bronc busting since he was a teen—enjoying the nomadic lifestyle, riding from ranch to ranch and from willing woman to woman. Until he rides onto Three Oaks Ranch and meets Lily, who’s not like any gal he’s ever known. A rancher’s daughter who works as hard as any ranch hand, she hides her shapely body in men’s clothing and also hides a terrible secret that may cost her the Stanford family land.

Luke only stays anywhere long enough to break a horse and satisfy any females who need servicing—both of which he does with practiced skill. But with Lily, he wants to do more than just spread her legs and pleasure her every which way he can imagine. Maybe he can help her out with more than just the lusty needs of her body and his. She wonders the same thing. Could Luke be the answer to her dreams? Can she convince him that having her at his disposal night and day might be worth him settling down for?

Can a bronc buster ever be satisfied becoming a rancher? Luke doubts it, especially when he not only learns the magnitude of Lily’s problems but also has to fight off a line of men as eager as he is to tame this filly!

I thoroughly enjoyed writing this book and I hope you enjoy reading it, too.

Purchase price: $2.99 Currently available exclusively at Amazon.

My Sexy Saturday

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Welcome to the 97th week of My Sexy Saturday!

This week’s theme is Our Sexy Best and it brought to mind another song: Tina Turner’s The Best. If you haven’t heard this song, you should look it up because it has all the emotion needed for a hot, sexy romance. The one line that really carries this theme is the second one: Better than all the rest. This line is what this theme is all about.

This theme has no genre, no rules except that the characters know their other half is better than all the rest. They may have had lovers before but nothing compares to the lover they are with.

This is my first time participating in My Sexy Saturday’s blog hop, so bare, I mean … bear with me. I am allowed to post “7 paragraphs or 7 sentences or 7 words ONLY.” Yes, the seven rule got me, I admit. Is the universe speaking to me?

Riding Hard and Long by Seven McBay

So without further ado, here are seven sentences from RIDING HARD AND LONG, Cowboys Rule: Book 1

(WARNING: This is an erotic romance containing adults in adult situations intended for adults to read!)

He walked her backward to the edge of the bed and tumbled down with her onto it. In a flash, he undid the sash at her waist and pulled her robe open, exposing all of her. In the next instant, his lips were on her nipples, first one, then the other, and she arched off the bed in helpless response as he suckled.

His hand closed around one full breast to hold it in place for his ministrations and when his tongue got involved, too, she sighed.

She lay still as he toyed with her, biting and sucking, and then he continued his work on the other nipple. Her lower body was humming by the time he lifted his head and looked at her flushed face and parted lips. She could feel her heartbeat pulse between her legs, and a flood of arousal bathed her opening.

RIDING HARD AND LONG is currently available exclusively at Amazon.

Coming Soon…

ROPING THE FILLY, Book 2 in the Cowboys Rule series by Seven McBay

Jake and Lily feel the sparks the first time they meet. He’s an experienced bronc buster, traveling from ranch to ranch, always having a good time while breaking untamed horses and servicing equally untamed women. She’s a hard-working rancher’s daughter who has never had time for fun. And she doesn’t intend to start with a man who’s here one day and gone the next. On second thought, she’s close to losing everything: her ranch, her freedom, and her best horse. Maybe this long, lean cowboy is the perfect diversion for her and her best chance for one magnificent, mind-blowing first roll in the hay.

To hop to the next My Sexy Saturday author’s blog, click here. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your Saturday. And as always, leave a comment if you wish. I love to hear from you.

Being in the Amazon Dungeon

I’ve been published by a publisher and I’ve self-published. Neither is a cakewalk. Both avenues take hard work, compromise, and a few regrets. In either case, after your book has been published, there’s Amazon. Many writers have a love/hate or hate/hate relationship with the ‘Zon, as we call it in the biz. Can’t live with it, can’t kill it. For some, it’s their bread and butter; for others, their dry, burnt toast.

If you’ve written something mainstream and the powers that be at the ‘Zon shine beneficently on your book, then it may be pushed before eager customers, with such phrases as, “Customers who bought this… also bought ….[name of your book here].” Ah, sweet success!!

However, if you write what is known as erotica or erotic romance or even “women’s porn” as it’s sometimes called (which is just rude) and you put a suggestive cover on said book, you may find yourself in Amazon’s dungeon. It is dark, windowless, and nearly impossible to get out of. And you’ll find that no readers are looking at your book down there. Worse still, if they search your book’s title, it may not show up in the results. That’s the curse and purgatory of the ‘Zon’s dungeon. Here’s the thing: even erotica authors have to sell books to make money to live so they can write more books. That’s how it works for any genre. And despite the current slew of 99-cent and free digital books, no, writers can’t use the zero “income” they earn by “selling” for free to buy food or clothing! Huh, go figure! But that’s another rant.

This rant is to do with Amazon tossing an erotica author’s books in the dungeon. For having a suggestive cover. On erotica. Suggestive. Not nudity. Someone’s idea of suggestive. Which must equal offensive to someone at the ‘Zon. How do I know the dungeon exists? Well, duh. The Erotic Lords series covers are too erotic apparently. Two out of three anyway — can you guess which one is labeled “not adult”? I will have to have them redone or languish in obscurity, chained to a wall in the dungeon, with nary a handsome savior in sight.
cover for One Lord Down by Seven McBay

cover of One Lord to Go

One Lord Too Many cover
You can determine the Amazon label of a book by going here: Type in a book title and you can see if it is labeled “none” (meaning safe for now until someone at Amazon deems otherwise), “not adult” (meaning safe forever), “ADULT” in big red letters (meaning off it goes to the Amazon dungeon). And the kicker is that it has to do with arbitrary reasons, as I said, such as a cover that is too suggestive to someone’s eye, or a keyword or a book description that rubbed someone the wrong way. And the other kicker is that you will find loads of erotic books labeled “not adult,” even if they are about college-age kids boinking (can I use that word?) their mom’s friends or multiple partners having sex without a plot or even a whiff of a story to be read anywhere between the covers (as long as those covers aren’t too suggestive).

Getting down off the soapbox. Almost. One final statement: Writers need to sell books to make a living. Readers can buy or not buy, and bad writing usually falls by the way side because of bad reviews and readers not buying. However, if a reader wants to buy books of a certain genre, then the playing field, or in this case, the digital bookshelf of Amazon should be level. If you’re in the dungeon, it’s not level. If a book doesn’t show up in a reader’s legitimate search of the site, even though the book matches the reader’s search criteria, right down to the title, then that’s censorship. Isn’t it?

Can I Tell You All a Secret? Can You Keep It?

I just finished a short, short erotic story, and for the first time in my writing life, it’s contemporary. Gasp! A friend of mine is helping with the cover and is doing an awesome job. Here’s my half-assed beginning attempt:
Dummy cover by Seven McBay

And here is what my friend did for me:
Draft of cover

And that’s still a draft copy (!) but what an improvement.

Obviously, it still needs the title and byline text. That brings me to the secret I was talking about: I’ve only ever written historical erotica; it’s what I do. So I thought I would use a pen name for this story, tentatively called Caribbean Seduction. And after some consideration, I believe I shall be called . . . Claire Cream!

Your thoughts, readers. Should I use a pen name or stick with my own? Should Seven McBay branch out or remain historical and let Claire Cream handle the modern erotic adventures?