Friday, July 27, 2012

Friday Retro...

It's hard to believe when you check out some of today's swimwear that in it's day this was risque'.  I, myself, have always dug this style...I'd like to see it come back.  :)

A Day in the Life of Serena 
Song of the DayBilly-A-Dick by Bette Midler  What a voice...

Currently Reading:  Never Been Bit by Lydia Dare

Currently Writing:  Continued ideas for my dragon story in Talbot's Peak.  Editing:  The Submission
Quote of the Day:  If a man has to say trust me, Gogu conveyed, it's a sure sign you cannot. Trust him, that is. Trust is a thing you know without words.

Juliet Marillier
The author of Daughter of the Forest was born on this day in 1948.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Wicked Wednesday...

Skin to skin wickedness, the covers tossed carelessly about - nothing between them hampering the tingling pleasure of touch.  Just the way she like it...

A Day in the Life of Serena 
Song of the DayAnything Goes by Guns & Roses.  This picture made me think of the song...I bet anything does go in that scene!

Currently Reading:  Unwrapped by Erin McCarthy, Donna Kauffman & Kate Angell

Currently Writing:  Nothing but focus on editing.  Editing:  The Submission

Word of the DayBildungsroman \BIL-doongz-roh-mahn\, noun:
A type of novel concerned with the education, development, and maturing of a young protagonist.

~Whatshuh?  I can honestly say this is a word I've never even imagined was a word...~

Quote of the DayThere is no trap so deadly as the trap you set for yourself.

Raymond Chandler

Monday, July 23, 2012

Monday Muse...

The light drew her to this spot, deep in the forest green.  An isolated, solitary spot overflowing with a sense of peace she’d searched for nearly all of her forty-one years—most especially in the last week.  She wanted to walk into the warm glow, let it bathe her in acceptance and relaxation.  She longed to release her fears of losing her sweet lamb of a pooch to another set of cluster seizures that wracked his little body weekend before last.  She sought for a way to help the family member lost to her through mental illness.  She ached for family and friends, suffering in this lost world.

For hours she sat watching the white radiance shine down in front of her—steady and consistent.  She dreamed up stories of portals to other places, shifts to different time’s even spots of alien abductions, anything to take her away from the reality of her life.  Though she’d been tempted to step into the white radiance, she didn’t.  The squashing of her fantasies would be more than she could take today.

As she walked away dreams intact, she missed the man half emerged from the light reaching his hand out for her.  “Jo, my love, I’m here.”  

A Day in the Life of Serena 
Song of the Day(Reach Up For The) Sunrise by Duran Duran.  More than a week later and I'm still hung up on this song.  Mostly, 'cause it's a great song, but also it's very inspiring for my mood.  It's helping me remember that while there is stress in life (a lot in my life right now) everyday is a chance for happiness and it's a gift I'll willingly accept!  

Currently Reading:  Playing Dead by Allison Brennan

Currently Writing:  Nothing but focus on editing.  Editing:  The Submission

Quote of the DayI lie to myself all the time. But I never believe me.

S.E. Hinton
The author of The Outsiders.

~Ah, The Outsiders.  I love this was the first book I devoured enough times to wear out the book.  Even with the pages falling out, I read it one more time...

Friday, July 13, 2012

Friday Retro...

So my search for vintage/retro sexy this morning got me thinking...

When did cheesecake shots go from tantalizing to graphic?

1953 brought to us the first publication of Playboy, but really, while the pictures were of real naked women(shocking at the time, I'm sure) rather than nearly naked drawn pictures of women...they weren't graphic like those found in today's mags.

I find that I have to stop here and clarify that my question is in no way accusatory.  I'm an adult and have been for more years then I'd like to count...I'm also a fan of age appropriate sex.  I can see the interest and pleasure of magazines and movies, hell, I've previewed many in my time.  Consensual sex in all its forms is fabulous, imho! 

My question is more fact finding than right or wrong spouting.  I really would like to know when things went from tantalizing to graphic?  Was it the 60's when we were so focused on freedoms?  The 70's when women grabbed women's rights by the horns and ran with it?  Or is it just a build up over time?  Have we become desensitized to the art of the tease...

A Day in the Life of Serena 
Song of the Day(Reach Up For The) Sunrise by Duran Duran.  Sigh ~ I loved this band as a teenager, heck, I truly thought if I could meet Simon Le Bon, he would fall deeply in love with me...let me again say I was a hormonal teenager at the time.  LOL  Anyway, they continue to make awesome music...I just downloaded the mp3 for Sunrise and I'm loving it!

Currently Reading:  A Perfect Storm by Lori Foster

Currently Writing:  Nothing but focus on editing.  Editing:  The Submission

Quote of the DayGood humor may be said to be one of the very best articles of dress one can wear in society.

William Makepeace Thackeray

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Wicked Wednesday...

Hands hidden, sultry peepers and a possible grin tucked into that coat...yeah, she's got wicked on her mind!

Wednesday Word
Vamp \vamp\, verb:
1. To patch up; repair.
2. To give (something) a new appearance by adding a patch or piece.
3. To concoct or invent (often followed by up): He vamped up a few ugly rumors to discredit his enemies.
4. To furnish with a vamp, especially to repair (a shoe or boot) with a new vamp.
1. The portion of a shoe or boot upper that covers the instep and toes.
2. Something patched up or pieced together.

~I love how different words can be used.  Above is the definition of Vamp, but I've also used it to describe ones attitude....My she's vampy.~

A Day in the Life of Serena 
Song of the DayHer Strut by Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band

Currently Reading:  Unstoppable: Love with the Proper Stranger/Letters to Kelly by Suzanne Brockmann

Currently Writing:  Blogging and wool gathering of ideas.  Editing:  The Submission

Quote of the DayI arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve (or save) the world and a desire to enjoy (or savor) the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.

E.B. White
The author of Charlotte's Web was born on this day in 1899.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Monday Muse...

May evil dreams melt from existence and leave behind a dusting of pleasure, peace and love.  May you awake with a smile to carry you through the day...

A Day in the Life of Serena 
Song of the DaySedona Sunrise by Aerosmith

Currently Reading:  Killing Fear by Allison Brennan

Currently Writing:  Blogging.  Editing:  The Submission

Quote of the DayA person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.

Jean de La Fontaine


Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Monday, July 2, 2012

Monday Muse...

Erol circled the hidden mountain lake above Talbot's Peak.  His emerald and violet wings spread wide and cut through the cool, high altitude air.  This was the only place safe enough for a dragon to fly away his worries.  Of late, his distress was all focused on Greely and her refusal to hop-to his call. Could Karma be right?  Were his courtship skills lacking?

A Day in the Life of Serena 
Song of the DayThe Chain by Fleetwood Mac

Currently Reading:  At Last by Jill Shalvis

Currently Writing:  Blogging.  Editing:  The Submission

Quote of the DayThe most exhausting thing in life, I have discovered, is being insincere.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh