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Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter

 Happy Easter Everyone!

Today I saw the History of Peeps on yahoo and I instantly thought yum and Easter so I figured I'd share it with my peeps :) 


Peeps celebrate 60 years For over 20 years, Peeps have reigned as the #1 non-chocolate Easter candy brand. We're paying tribute to the cute confection by celebrating the most important milestones in Peeps history.
1923: The Just Born Candy Company gets its name when founder Sam Born displays fresh chocolates and other candies in the window of his Brooklyn storefront with a sign proudly announcing, "just born." Born focused on bringing French-style chocolates to New York City long before he perfected the marshmallow chick.
1932: During the Great Depression, the company reduces costs by relocating to an empty printing factory in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Related: 12 Modern Ways To Display Easter Eggs

Just Born acquires Rodda Candy Company, which made marshmallow chicks by Vintage Peepspainstakingly piping marshmallow through a pastry bag. To the right, Rodda Candy Company's vintage chicks show off their retro wings.
1954: The Peep meets mass production, thanks to Sam Born's son Bob, who mechanized the marshmallow forming process.
1950s: The marshmallow chicks' wings are "clipped" to give them a sleek new design.
1998: The introduction of blue chicks celebrates the 75th anniversary of Just Born. Peeps are then available in 5 colors: yellow, pink, white, lavender, and blue.
1999: Scientists at Emory University declare Peeps "indestructible" after a series of joke experiments. The researchers tested everything from submerging the sugary candies in boiling water and sulfuric acid, freezing them using liquid nitrogen, and microwaving them.

Related: The Top-Rated Easter Chocolate Candy

Decorating kits allow fans to make their mark by personalizing their Peeps.
2009: Attention shopaholics: the first Peeps retail store opens in National Harbor, Maryland!
2010: Chocolate-covered Peeps hit the market, once again proving the irresistibility of the chocolate-marshmallow combo.
2013: The Peep is no spring chicken-she turns 60 this year!-but the brand continues to create innovative candies. Look for the new yellow chick hidden inside a hollow chocolate egg.

Related: 15 New Superfoods To Try In 2013

Peeps by Numbers:

27: Hours it took to make each chick by hand in 1953
6: Minutes it takes to make a Peep today.
4.2 million: Number of Peeps produced each day.
28: Calories in one Peeps chick
10: Years Pioneer Press has been hosting an annual Peeps Diorama Contest.
3,500: Candy eyes produced in one minute.
25: Peeps devoured in 30 seconds by competitive eater Takeru Kobayashi in 2012.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Bound up for Bound for Keeps by SE Jakes

Do you like hot men ? 

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SE Jakes has some hot men for you along with a contest to celebrate her newest release - Bound for Keeps.


Bound For Keeps:  Men of Honor, Book #5 
Publication Dates: February 19, 2013 (ebook) / February 2014 (trade paperback)

They can’t deny the attraction…or the danger…
Since losing their beloved third to cancer, Keith Masters and Johnny Lou Reed haven’t thought about filling the void in their lives with anyone else. Until a stormy Christmas Eve, when a half-frozen, newly discharged Army Ranger shows up on their doorstep—with no memory of who he is or how he got there. 
The former Marine in Keith is suspicious that he can’t turn up any information about Shane anywhere, not even an address. Direct questioning will have to wait until they’ve gotten the boy well.

Shane knows it’s only a matter of time before Keith and Reed figure out his past. And when they learn the depth and the darkness of the secrets he holds, he could get them all killed.

In the heat of the dark winter nights, the three men discover a passion that heals the gaping wounds in their hearts. And Shane wonders, despite the danger hot on his heels, how he will ever bear to leave…

Read an excerpt here

BOUND BY Honor (MOH #1)

BOUND BY HONOR:  Men of Honor Book 1 (Published March 2011) 

A promise forces two men to bare themselves…completely.

One year ago on a mission gone wrong, Tanner James failed to save the life of Jesse, his Army Ranger teammate. Before dying in that South American jungle, Jesse extracted a promise that won’t let Tanner rest until it’s fulfilled—no matter what it costs him.

Damon Price loved Jesse, but problems in their relationship had come to a head right before Jesse left on his final mission. Now a reluctant Dom and a man still in mourning, he’s not happy when Tanner appears at his BDSM club. And even less happy with Jesse’s last request—that Tanner sub for him for one night.

After a rough start, Damon realizes that the tough soldier, despite his protests, aches for someone to take control. And Tanner senses a hesitance, an insecurity in Damon that makes him wonder if he’s simply a placeholder for Jesse, or if their tentative connection could grow into something more.

For Jesse’s sake, they agree to try one weekend together. Then duty calls, and a series of attacks that have been happening near the club hits too close to home, making both men wonder if giving their hearts is a maneuver fraught with too much risk…


BOUND BY LAW:  Men of Honor Book 2 (published August 2011)  

The one man he can’t forget is the one whose memories could destroy them all.

After the one man he trusted disappeared, it took Law Connor ten years to take a chance on another relationship. Trouble is, right about the time he’s finally ready to let go of the past, the past stages a hostile takeover.

Back when they were teens, Styx was the boy with no memory. He and Law had each other’s backs until he was forced to leave to keep Law safe. Now a CIA agent, he’s finally discovered who he is, and why he’s a hunted man.

Detective Paulo McMannus has almost succeeded in helping Law forget his lost love when Styx comes plowing back into their lives. No way is Paulo giving up his lover without a fight.

Suddenly Law finds himself on the run with Styx, the man who can still bring him to his knees…and with Paulo, the man who brought him back to life. The worst part? He can’t choose between them. And it’s getting harder to remember why he should.


TIES THAT BIND:  Men of Honor Book 3 (Novella) (published November 2011)

Can two men let go of the past in order to find their future together?

When helo pilot Glen Rhodes flies Navy SEALs into the most dangerous places on earth, he has nerves of steel. Since his trusted Dom’s death three years ago, though, the thought of submitting makes him panic.

Determined to move on and long past ready to release the adrenaline rush from his job, Glen returns to home ground—and to the bar he hasn’t had the heart to enter for three long years. There, he meets a man who seems to fit naturally into the void.

Derek Mann has suffered his own losses, and he isn’t looking for permanent. Easy conquests don’t interest him, either. One look at Glen’s proud military bearing and sad eyes tells him that he has a challenge on his hands. And that winning Glen’s trust will unleash something wild and beautiful.

The plan is to tread lightly. But from the first touch of skin on skin, there’s no holding back…except when it comes to their deepest emotions. A Christmas Eve crisis pushes them both to their limits, leaving them no choice but to let go of the past…or let it pull them apart.

BOUND BY Danger (MOH #4)

BOUND BY DANGER:  Men of Honor Book 4  (Published June 2012)

The danger that drew them together could send them over the edge…

Playing the role of enforcer in the Killers motorcycle club, all CIA operative Clint “Tomcat” Sommers has to do is make sure he has a body to show for his work. Thanks to his ability to move stealthily and easily between the two worlds, the CIA is damned close to making one of its biggest MC gang busts.

Two years undercover have taken their toll, but there’s no backing out now. Tomcat’s only reprieve from the pressure is fantasizing about the newest member of the gang.

Worry for his cousin’s involvement in the Killers drove Navy SEAL Jace Reynolds to agree to infiltrate the gang to do some short-term surveillance for the FBI. The deal: do the job, and his cousin gets witness protection. When he meets Tomcat, though, his fantasies kick into overdrive. Meeting men while on active duty is tough. Acting on his desires within the club could have deadly consequences.

Despite the risks, Tomcat’s and Jace’s off hours flare hotter than a full-throttle burnout. But the smoke is bound to attract unwanted attention. And when Tomcat suddenly disappears, the secrets both warriors keep could send one of them to the grave.

SE Jakes writes m/m romance.  She believes in happy endings and fighting for what you want.
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Truth be told, the best way to contact her is by email or in blog comments.  She spends most of her time writing but she loves to hear from readers!

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Friday, March 29, 2013

Marina Maddix ~ Vegas Knights Contest!

Insatiable Reads Book Tour

Hi, Marina! Thank you for joining us at Day Dreaming Book Reviews. We always love to have fresh meat…  oh, I mean new-to-us authors visit us…

Dawn: Can you tell us a little about yourself and what you write?

Marina: I’m a journalist & editor by trade, so though I’ve written millions of words over my career, they’re all (mostly) based in fact. I’ve seriously enjoyed diving into fiction, specifically erotic romance. There’s such a sense of freedom in it, that you’re not just writing about someone else’s story, but one you’ve pulled out of thin air. Don’t like the way it’s going? Toss in some drama and figure out how your characters get out of it. Syd Field gave some great advice that inspires every scene I write: “Get your character up a tree, throw rocks at him, get him down.” If I find myself getting bored with a scene, I know my readers will be bored. That’s when I start chucking rocks!

Dawn: Do you have any strange habits or writing rituals you do?

Marina: Not that I can think of. My husband might have a different answer. Actually, he’d probably say the ‘strange habit’ is not paying enough attention to him while I’m writing!

Dawn: Describe your writing to us in 5 words and explain.

Marina: Romance that makes mothers blush. I started out writing Knight Fall, the erotic romance short that inspired Vegas Knights*, as straight erotica but dang if romance didn’t get twisted up in there. I now know that I’m a romantic at heart. I really enjoy writing romance, and all the drama that goes along with it. But books that close the bedroom door on the reader frustrate me, so I spice it up with very explicit sex scenes. I haven’t tried my hand at writing kinks such as BDSM and so on because they don’t appeal to me on a personal level (not that I’m against them in any way). I believe readers are savvy enough to pick up on that immediately. I write about what I find sexy and just hope readers connect with it.
* I would like to point out that while I think readers would enjoy starting with Knight Fall (just 99 cents), it’s not necessary. Vegas Knights is a stand-alone novel.

                                                          Vegas Knights 
After a passionate public encounter with a mysterious and very sexy biker, big girl Kelly Saunders finds herself on the ride of her life. Her 'Knight on shining armor' -- Rick Knight, billionaire heir to a motorcycle legacy -- whisks her away from her soul-sucking corporate job to Las Vegas, where she finds the road to love is treacherous.
As urgent business matters demand more and more of Rick's attention, Kelly is left to wonder about the future of their relationship. A ruthless betrayal throws her life into turmoil, and a devastating discovery threatens to pull them apart. Is their love just so much Vegas glitter or is it strong enough to survive beyond the dazzling lights of Sin City?

Dawn: Give me your best pick up line from Rick your current hero in Vegas Knights.

Marina: Kelly met Rick before Vegas Knights started, so that’s when he (literally) picked her up at a gas station. Here’s the scene from Knight Fall:

"Thank you so much for bringing this [gas cap] to me. I would have been well and truly screwed."

He was silent but she could sense his body tensing, smell his musk. Her blood was thrumming in her ears. "You still could be, you know," he said.

"Could be what?"

Kelly looked up into his sea foam green eyes and was momentarily lost in them, like a sailor in a storm. Her breathing quickened as he eased closer to her, backing her into the side of the car. His gaze stayed locked on her. Planting one hand on either side of her, he leaned in, not touching her but she fairly burned with the heat of his body.

He dipped his head until his lips nestled in the hair covering her ear. "Screwed," he growled. "You could still be well and truly screwed."

Dawn: I think words hold power. What's your favorite word? Favorite curse word? Least favorite word? 

Marina:Favorite: Sheisse (German for ‘shit’)
Curse: Fuck
Least: Fuck

Dawn: Tell us about your book Twitter style (140 characters or less)

Marina:Big girl Kelly finds the road to love with billionaire biker Rick is covered in potholes!
Dawn: These are some of the Tags (bbw, biker romance, billionaire, curves, curvy heroine, erotic romance, plus size) that are on your book, how  do you feel about them and can you explain them.
* I loved that you have a plus size heroine. I'm a curvy girl myself and it's nice to see it represented.

Marina:Thank you! There seems to be a shortage of romances featuring real women. Too many have these frail, delicate heroines that must be saved. Most women I know are not teensy little orchids that need nurturing, and I wanted to show that you don’t have to be a size zero to be beautiful. Kelly is rather Amazon-like – tall, busty, curvy – and carries a few extra pounds. She’s confident in herself to a point, but like all of us, she can only take so much before her insecurities come screaming out.
Dawn: Your book is set in Las Vegas - Sin City. Why did you choose that as your setting? 

Marina:Why did I choose ‘Sin City’? C’mon, Dawn! ;-) Actually, Rick and Kelly don’t use the city to its full potential, mainly because they’re trying to figure out their relationship (and some other stuff). But there are some characteristics about Vegas that come to play in the story.

Dawn: What is it do you think that attracts people (me included!) to motorcycle men?
* I know I like the feel of the motor between my legs and the smell of the leather *shivers*

Marina:They’re so stereotypically alpha, don’t you think? I mean, they’re wearing animal skins and have enormous, powerful phallic symbols throbbing between their legs. How can we not be attracted to them?!

Dawn: I'm a very impatient reader. Can you share some details, surprises, or upcoming treats with us? I want, no need to know :)
Marina:I can tell you that things don’t go as well as Kelly (and Rick, for that matter) hope in Vegas. I won’t tell you why, but I will say that at one point Kelly finds herself penniless and alone on the not-so-nice streets of New York City.

As for what the future might hold for Rick and Kelly, that’s entirely up to the readers. If they tell me they’d like to see them go on to other adventures, I have something percolating that could be very exciting — and possibly exotic!

Thank you so much for stopping by we loved having you! Please come back anytime, you are always welcome.

Thank you so much for having me, Dawn! This was a treat!

They sat entwined under the stars, swaying slightly with the rhythm of their own bodies. Rick's hands moved slowly from her hair down her back. Shivers of anticipation rippled through Kelly. They were going to make love under the stars. It had always been a fantasy of hers but she'd never imagined it would come true. But a lot of things she'd never imagined were happening lately.
Feeling the need to show him she wasn't some precious flower that needed tending and special care, that she was an independent woman, Kelly took control. His eyes never left her body as she moved to stand over him, legs spread, hands on her hips.
"Strip." The single word brought a knowing smirk to Rick's face. Without a word, and still never taking his eyes from her, he eased his off his jacket, throwing it aside. His gaze was positively smoldering as he loosened his tie and started to pull it over his head.
"Leave it." Kelly commanded on impulse. His hands paused, then dropped to the front of his charcoal Armani button-down, his eyes burning into her flesh like a brand. His fingers worked slowly, deliberately, intensifying her need for him. But she wouldn't give him the satisfaction of seeing her impatience. Cocking her hip, she let him tease her with his leisurely pace.
When the shirt was lying atop the leather jacket, he looked up expectantly, awaiting her next instruction. When she nodded toward his pants, triumph flashed across his face. She realized her mistake as he moved to stand. Once on his feet, he would tower over her, emphasizing her vulnerability and his dominance.
"On second thought, scratch that." One of his eyebrows shot up, and a look of exasperation took the place of triumph. She knew the score and she wasn't going to give him an advantage if she could help it. He leaned back on his elbows -- shirtless and irresistible -- and studied her.
She couldn't afford to make a misstep or show any hesitation. This had become less of a game for her and more of a demand for equality in this relationship. He may be rich, but that didn't mean he was in control here. Either he accepted that they were in this together, as equal partners, or he would be taught that lesson. Of course, she suspected that would be a lesson he might enjoy learning.

Marina Maddix is a romantic at heart, but hates closing the bedroom door on her readers. Her stories are sweet, with just enough spice to make your mother blush. She lives with her husband and cat near the Pacific Ocean, and loves to hear from her fans. Connect with her by email, on Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads or her website www.MarinaMaddix.com.
Marina's part of the Insatiable Reads book tour with 15 other sizzling hot romance authors. Different authors will be featured on various blogs throughout the month of March, culminating in several excellent giveaways. Check out the tour at www.InsatiableReads.com, where you'll find a schedule of Marina's other blog stops.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

A Spanking Good Time ~ Reviewed by Kennedia

A Spanking Good Time by Cassanda Carr

Leslie is a sales rep for a large pharmaceutical company and has been given an all expenses paid vacation by her employer in tropical St. Thomas with her husband, Tom.  They have just arrived at their room in the resort and Leslie proceeds to ensure that her submissive husband will behave and not embarrass her on their vacation.

Cassandra Carr writes a scorching short story of delicious naughtiness in A Spanking Good Time.  Ms. Carr had me panting by page 2 and blushing by page 3.  This story was super hot and really dirty which made it great quickie read for me.  I especially enjoyed Leslie's very masochistic streak in keeping her husband disciplined regularly.

For those readers looking a really smutty quickie, this book is for you!

A Spanking Good Time - At Her Mercy by Emma Lai

Wowza, Emma Lai pens a super dirty read from the point of view of Tom, Leslie's husband from Cassandra Carr's, A Spanking Good Time.  Tom is looking to get a spanking from his Domme wife and gets that and more.  Tom's job as an FBI agent is very stressful and the release from that stress comes when he submits to Leslie.

Ms. Lai does an exceptional job of getting inside Tom's head and giving her readers a really hot story.  I really enjoyed Tom's desire to be spanked by his wife as well as the few other tricks she sprang on him.  This short story has intrigued me and has me on the hunt for more by Emma Lai.

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