18 04, 2015

ALL YOU NEED IS LESS by Madeleine Somerville

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ALL YOU NEED IS LESS by Madeleine SomervilleAll You Need Is Less: The Eco-friendly Guide to Guilt-Free Green Living and Stress-Free Simplicity by Madeleine Somerville
Published by Cleis Press on April 15th 2014
Pages: 266
Genres: Do-It-Yourself, General, Green Lifestyle, House & Home, Non-Fiction, Self-Help, Sustainable Living
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Most eco-friendly books start with terror-inducing lists of the carcinogenic chemicals you are liberally slathering all over every single surface in your house, painting most people as unwitting eco-villains, happily Lysol-ing their way straight to hell. Well, readers can just relax and unpack the (plastic) bags — no guilt trips today!

All You Need is Less is about realistically adopting an eco-friendly lifestyle without either losing your mind from soul-destroying guilt or becoming a preachy know-it-all whom everyone loathes. It’s all gotten kind of complicated, hasn’t it?

This whole eco-friendly thing seems to have devolved into a horrific cycle of guilt, shaming, and one-upping, and as a result people are becoming exhausted. It doesn’t have to be this way. It is possible to take baby steps towards a more Earth-friendly lifestyle without stress, guilt, or judgmental eco-shaming. Top eco-blogger Madeleine Somerville is here with really original ideas on how to save money and the planet. Her ideas are even fun! Somerville has emerged as the voice of reason on urban homesteading that is stress-free, sanity-based, and above all do-able.

I have been trying to figure out way to tackle my stuff problem for a while. All You Need is Less was the perfect book for me. I am so motivated after reading this, I am putting these tips into practice right away. Anyone wanting to cut back on stuff and costs will […]

2 04, 2015

THE BIG BOOK OF BONDAGE: Sexy Tales of Erotic Restraint

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THE BIG BOOK OF BONDAGE: Sexy Tales of Erotic RestraintThe Big Book of Bondage by Alison Tyler, Teresa Noelle Roberts, Donna George Storey, Thomas S. Roche, Sommer Marsden, Kristina Lloyd
Published by Cleis Press on January 15th 2013
Pages: 332
Genres: Contemporary, Erotica, Fiction, Romance
Also by this author: Dark Secret Love, Never Say Never, The Delicious Torment, Flying High: Sexy Stories from the Mile High Club , Those Girls, Undone
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Surrender to your fantasies. Every submissive willingly does: bound and helpless, expecting the ecstasy of her master's lash. Never mind the leather—clothed or naked, she is stripped down to only the most basic physical and emotional need, completely exposed. But it’s this swirl of sensations and feelings that combine in a perfect storm of kink and makes the seemingly impossible not only occur, but happen in a way that creates a sexy good time for everyone involved. The sensual stories that Alison Tyler has assembled in this collection delve into the dynamics of relationships filled with such unrestrained passion, revealing a world of beautiful contradictions that will thrill and inspire you. Some of these tales show how the everyday can be instantly transformed into pulse-quickening moments laced with eroticism.

Nobody likes bondage more than Alison Tyler who is endlessly fascinated with the sensation of giving up, giving in, of putting one’s pleasure (and pain) into the hands of another. To her, bondage means “I trust you to keep me safe,” and yet BDSM can also mean, “I trust you to hurt me.” Because the most important part of bondage, of dominance, of all the slippery ways one can play with those concepts is trust.In the BDSM realm, trust involves crops, whips, blindfolds, handcuffs, paddles, belts, gags, and toys. How deliciously, devilishly twisted is that?

If you are into bondage this is a collection you will enjoy. The Big Book of Bondage has a little something for every bondage connoisseur. Whether you like to give or receive, for love, lust, or the thrill of being tied down, this book has it all. This book is really hot. The […]

26 01, 2015

LISTFUL THINKING by Paula Rizzo

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LISTFUL THINKING by Paula RizzoListful Thinking: Using Lists to Be More Productive, Successful and Less Stressed by Paulo Rizzo
Published by Cleis Press on Paula Rizo
Pages: 228
Genres: Inspiration & Personal Growth, Non-Fiction, Personal Growth, Psychological, Self-Help
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What do Sir Richard Branson, Martha Stewart, Sheryl Sandberg, Ellen DeGeneres and Madonna have in common? Each is a list maker and history shows us that change creators make their to-do lists and check them often. A recent survey by the career website LinkedIn.com found that 63% of all professionals frequently create to-do lists.

If you’re part of the 37% and feel like you’re chasing your own tail, author Paula Rizzo (ListProducer.com), a top national TV producer, delivers the solution. You can still find time to relax, read a good book, enjoy your hobby and do the things you love. Listful Thinking shares secrets, time-saving tips and the fine art of getting it done.

Learn how to:

  • Save time
  • Be more organized
  • Become more productive
  • Save money
  • Reduce stress

Listful Thinking got me inspired to use lists to really get organized. As a sometimes list maker, I had no idea how lists could fill a whole book. I have been doing some things wrong in my list making, and feeling overwhelmed just looking at those lists. This book goes over all kinds […]

24 01, 2015

Review- SHE (She Harnesses Everything) by Mary Anne Radmacher

By | Saturday, January 24, 2015|2 Comments

Review- SHE (She Harnesses Everything) by Mary Anne RadmacherShe by Mary Anne Radmacher
Published by Cleis Press on December 24th 2013
Pages: 202
Genres: Body, Mind & Spirit, General, Inspiration & Personal Growth, Personal Growth, Self-Help, Social Science, Women's Studies
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She is a book of qualities illustrating the greatness of women. From "everywoman" to exemplars such as Madame Secretarys Hillary Clinton and Madeline Albright to visionary artist Shiloh McCloud and {insert} poet Maya Stein, these many women represent the very best in the human spirit. Author/artists Mary Anne Radmacher and Liz Kalloch have gathered these fierce and feisty females along with their best advice for our life's journey on the topics of leadership, friendship, purpose, adventurousness, cooperation, collaboration, risk-taking, resourcefulness, happiness, compassion, and much more including what it is to inspire.

Each page spread features a collection of vintage art and ephemera elegantly designed by Liz Kalloch paired with a love letter by Mary Anne Radmacher to each quality along with a tribute to women's strength, character, and the extraordinary capabilities within each and every woman. She gathers the wisdom of many wise women including Madeleine L'Engle, Laura Schlessinger, Erica Jong, Rachel Carson, Oprah Winfrey, Harper Lee, Lucille Ball, Mother Teresa, Pearl Buck, Cheri Huber, Julia Child, Drew Barrymore, and many more.

This book is like a celebration of what it mean to be a woman. She is great gift of inspiration.  Full of beautiful illustrations this book She is a wonderful book full of wisdom for every woman. I really enjoyed this book. This book was a great pick me up. This book was […]

14 11, 2014

COVER HIM WITH DARKNESS by Janine Ashbless -Blog Tour, Giveaway & Author Interview

By | Friday, November 14, 2014|15 Comments

COVER HIM WITH DARKNESS by Janine Ashbless -Blog Tour, Giveaway & Author InterviewCover Him with Darkness by Janine Ashbless
Series: The Book of the Watchers #1
Published by Cleis Press on October 1st 2014
Pages: 256
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Paranormal, Romance
Also by this author: Red Grow the Roses
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In a remote and mountainous part of Europe, a priest keeps a dark secret beneath his chapel—a prisoner. Even the holy man does not know how long he has been there--hundreds of years, perhaps, or even longer. The priest's fear is that anyone in his parish would ever come in contact with his mysterious and unholy charge. But what happens is even worse than he could have ever imagined. His lovely young daughter Milja, whose innocence and devotion to God he prizes over all else, trails her father into the cavern and catches a glimpse of the prisoner, a beautiful being like the most handsome of men, and yet not. She looks into his eyes and sees pain and wisdom and eternity. Unable to keep away from this silent creature chained to an altar stone, she is torn between family loyalty and her growing connection to their prisoner. One day her father discovers their forbidden intimacy and sends Milja off to America to be raised by her aunt in Boston. Cover Him in Darkness is a dark and thrilling story of an archangel banished from heaven and the human woman with whom he falls in love.

Welcome to the Cover Him With Darkness Blog Tour stop here at KissinBlueKaren! Janine Ashbless, the author of this dark erotic read, is one of my favorite authors. She was kind enough to allow me to review her book and also answered some questions so we can all get to know her better. […]

19 09, 2014

Blog Tour: WRAPPED AROUND YOUR FINGER by Alison Tyler

By | Friday, September 19, 2014|2 Comments

Blog Tour: WRAPPED AROUND YOUR FINGER by Alison TylerWrapped Around Your Finger by Alison Tyler
Series: A Story of Submission #3
Also in this series: Dark Secret Love, The Delicious Torment
Published by Cleis Press on August 18, 2014
Pages: 240
Genres: BDSM, Erotica
Also by this author: Dark Secret Love, Never Say Never, The Delicious Torment, Flying High: Sexy Stories from the Mile High Club , Those Girls
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A story of submission Samantha is loving her 24/7 BDSM-lifestyle: costumes, erotic toys and role-playing fulfill her dirtiest dreams. And Jack, the ultimate dominant's Dom, pushes Sam's boundaries to the limit, making her do things she'd never thought she could do. Yet can she manage to stretch her love for Jack to incorporate his carnal need for his male assistant, Alex, as well? Take the ride with this deviant trio. This diary of a submissive ups the ante with intense sensuality that will have you hanging on by your handcuffs!

If you read just one book this year…no, that would be too sad. If you read just one series this year, you should make it this one. Forget that the writer of this book is my absolute favorite author, forget that I am a submissive who lives to hear a submissive’s tale. Let’s […]

13 09, 2014

Blog Tour & Giveaway: The Sexy Librarian’s Big Book of Erotica

By | Saturday, September 13, 2014|9 Comments

Blog Tour & Giveaway: The Sexy Librarian’s Big Book of EroticaThe Sexy Librarian's Big Book of Erotica by Rose Caraway
Published by Cleis Press on August 12th 2014
Pages: 336
Genres: Anthologies (multiple authors), Collections & Anthologies, Erotica, Fiction, Romance
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Imagine a library — a very special one run by a librarian whose only concern is pleasing her patrons. In fact, this librarian will stop at nothing to service her readers. To that end, she has carefully collected a fantastic and fantasy-filled set of stories guaranteed to satisfy literary lusts in The Sexy Librarian's Big Book of Erotica. This voracious volume is simply bursting at the binding with amorous archives and bibliophilic bliss; it is a veritable dictionary of desires, with stories by top eroticists Rachel Kramer Bussel, Tamsin Flowers, and Salome Wilde, as well as Rose Caraway, the sexy librarian herself.

The Sexy Librarian’s Big Book if Erotica is a naughty book full of erotic delights. I was so pleased to find that this book encompasses so many types of kink. So many of my favorite authors are encompassed here. It is so wonderful to have such a complete collection so well organized for […]

3 09, 2014

Review: Carrie’s Story by Molly Weatherfield

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Review: Carrie’s Story by Molly WeatherfieldCarrie's Story: An Erotic S/M Novel by Molly Weatherfield
Series: Carrie's Story #1
Published by Cleis Press on February 12th 2013
Pages: 212
Genres: BDSM, Erotica
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Carrie's Story is regarded as one of the finest erotic novels ever written- smart, devastatingly sexy and, at times, shocking, Molly Weatherfield has penned a book that is standing the test of time alongside The Story of O and Justine. in this new era of "BDSM romance," a la 50 Shades of Grey the whips and cuffs are out of the closet and "chateau porn" has given way to mommy porn. Carrie's Story remains at the head of the class, literally.

Imagine the Story of O starring a Berkeley PhD candidate in comparative literature, who moonlights as a bike messenger, with a penchant for irony, self-analysis and as well as anal pleasures. Set in both San Francisco and the more chateau-friendly, Napa Valley, Weatherfield's deliciously decadent novel takes you on a sexually explicit journey into a netherworld of slave auctions, training regimes, enticing "ponies," (people) preening for dressage competitions. Desire runs rampant in this story of uncompromising mastery and irrevocable submission.

I am a big fan of BDSM. The players, the clothes, the scenes …makes my mind wander. I am intrigued by the lives of people that deal absolutely in pain and pleasure. I have read loads of BDSM, even before I knew what the letters stand for. I knew about Carrie before I […]

19 08, 2014

Down and Dirty: 69 Super Sexy Short-Shorts

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Down and Dirty: 69 Super Sexy Short-ShortsDown and Dirty: 69 Super Sexy Short-Shorts by Alison Tyler, Cheyenne Blue
Series: Down and Dirty #1
Published by Cleis Press on August 13th 2013
Pages: 232
Genres: Erotica, Fiction, Romance, Short Stories (different authors)
Also by this author: Dark Secret Love, Never Say Never, The Delicious Torment, Flying High: Sexy Stories from the Mile High Club , Those Girls
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Who's Got Short-Shorts? Alison Tyler has short-shorts! That is, she's collected 45 super-sexy short-short stories that will leave readers breathless. These tantalizing tales are the most seductive snippets and erotic anecdotes around. On a mission to provide something scintillating for every erotic desire, Ms. Tyler has included stories about sexy spankings, bondage, menages, fetishes, voyeurism, exhibitionism, and much much more. Down and Dirty, showcases salacious sex writers including Thomas S. Roche, M. Christian, Sage Vivant, N. T. Morley, Rachel Kramer Bussel, Jamie Joy Gatto, and many more. Perfect for beach reading, during a coffee break, or any time you've got a minute!

Get Down and Dirty with stories hand-picked by the queen of kink, Alison Tyler. Down and Dirty is a very sexy anthology. Alison has collected 69 stories that cut to the quick. My favorites were hard to sort since they are all very hot and really got me going. This book includes a […]

6 08, 2014

Blog Tour: The Big Book of Submission -69 Kinky Tales

By | Wednesday, August 6, 2014|1 Comment

Blog Tour: The Big Book of Submission -69 Kinky Tales

Blog Tour: The Big Book of Submission -69 Kinky TalesThe Big Book of Submission -69 Kinky Tales by Rachel Kramer Bussel
Published by Cleis Press on July 15th 2014
Pages: 364
Genres: BDSM, Erotica
Also by this author: Flying High: Sexy Stories from the Mile High Club
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Submission takes many forms in this collection of 69 short stories, from straining in bondage to taking a spanking, being put on display, and beyond. By turns bratty and worshipful, these submissives will go to great lengths to fulfill their naughtiest fantasies and are rewarded splendidly by their masters and mistresses. A student returns to show his former teacher who’s really in charge, a photo shoot becomes an opportunity for erotic games, and a man revels in his wife’s past as a former dominatrix. These brats, masochists, and hungry-for-sensation subs go above and beyond for the ones they adore, pushing themselves to new limits while their devious dominants put them through their paces. Edited by Rachel Kramer Bussel, these short stories sizzle with the tension of erotic power play, commands followed, and service willingly performed.

This book is so jammed packed with sexy stories, I don’t even know where to start. The Big Book of Submission is sure to have something for everyone. Little stories to get you going. The stories are so varied in their players but they all have submission in common. Sitting down to read […]

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