I’m thrilled to be moderating a panel at UniversalFanCon this year! Join us on the first day of the con, April 27th for…
YOU SEXY THING!
Panel Description: Sure geeks are universal…but so is romance. Many think that just because we’re nerds that we’re not interested in, or good at, all things smexy. But that’s just not true. After all, GEEK isn’t the only thing that’s universal. Sex is as universal as it gets. Every person on Earth got here through sex. And when it comes to CONSENSUAL good sex, there are more humans chasing it than running from it. Show me a person who denies this, and we’ll sell you a bridge in Greenland that’s lined with emeralds and your own personal crew waiting to sing ‘We’re off to see the wizard!’ in five-part harmony.
When we sit down to read we want to escape, yet have enough reality where we can see ourselves in the story. So why aren’t there extraordinary books out there starring the geek of your dreams? There are. And there are a lot of them. However, if you’re not sure where or how to come by these marvelous works of art, come to our panel and talk to the authors who create them. That’s right, we’ve got you.
This panel covers:
1) Worldbuilding (all genres, from contemporary to sci-fi to fantasy)
2) How kinky can geeks get? (BDSM romance)
3) Flipping for badass gods, faeries, angels, etc. (Fantasy romance)
4) Comic/Video game genres (wrapping games & romance together)
5) Da skilled lovers (writing scenes: realistic or ridiculous?)
6) Fang-banging, video gaming romance (speaks for itself, doesn’t it?)
7) Can we have it all? YES! (Multi-cultural, interracial, LGBT romance)
From books to the big screen, geeky sex equals…shiny! (Firefly/sci-fi romance)
She’s his target.and his mate. Aw, hell! Book One in the Vampire Council of Ethics series. Beautiful genius, Carinian Derrickson, wants to live long enough to date a man from the future generations of spacemen, complete with ray guns and starships. She’s not crazy, she’s just afraid of dying young of some dreaded disease, like all the rest of her family. Her research into gene therapy has shown her the way to extend her life is by emulating traits only before seen in fiction. Vampire fiction. Only the beings that shouldn’t exist are very real indeed. Unknown to her, there’s a bad boy vampire in the lab next door with a goal quite the opposite of hers. If he has his way, he’ll bring the Vampire Council of Ethics (V.C.O.E.) to its knees. Jon Bixler is a Seeker for the Council-an assassin and undercover operative in a world of humans. Bix must get close enough to this rogue to find out exactly how he plans to dismantle the Council. And Carinian is just the ticket. But when he meets her, all his vampire common sense flies out the window as his libido leaps off the charts. What’s he going to do now that the woman is in danger and secretly trying to do the impossible? Bix and Carin can’t deny the combustion of love and lust between them. They accept their mating. But can they stay alive long enough to enjoy it? Warning, this title contains the following: explicit sex, graphic language, and violence.
After an irresistible night of passion with Reya, Aaron James longs to hold her close forever. Little does he know that the tall, sleek beauty has a carnal secret — and he’s the one who needs protection.
Reya Daines has dedicated her life to the conservation of jaguars. With the only bed-and-breakfast at the entrance to Cockscomb Jaguar Sanctuary, she can keep an eye on poachers and still indulge her guests in her first love—scuba diving. But something has invaded the preserve and the big cats are restless…and that something wants Reya.
Aaron James can take care of himself, but he finds he’s not quite up to the job after his plane goes down in the jungles of Belize. The woman who rescues him is a loner just like him. When he learns she’s in danger from the same menace she’s saved him from twice, what’s a determined man to do with an equally stubborn woman?
Warning, this title contains the following: explicit sex, graphic language, and violence. Novella (approx 135 pgs). Released by previous publisher.
Time for another 30-minute Japanese cuisine recipe! Today’s recipe is a popular treat in Japan. Japanese Street Crepes. There are soooooo many different ways you can make this one.
Down at the bottom of this post, you’ll also find pics that the author of the recipe posted on her blog of some of the crepe shops in Japan. I want to visit all of them!
This is what Lifehack has to say about this one:
In Japan, crepes have been transformed to a type of quick street food that’s available in sweet and savory varieties. Unlike the French crepe, the Japanese crepe uses less butter and the fillings are fresh and/or raw.
Let’s give it a shot!
What You’ll Need
1 cup SR flour
1 ¾ cups milk (room temp, or microwaved 30sec)
1oz melted butter
1 Tbsp sugar
a pinch of salt
Sift flour, sugar, pinch salt into a bowl (preferrably a jug-bowl)
Beat in eggs and half the milk. Beat until all lumps are gone.
Add the rest of the milk, add butter and beat again.
Stand at room temperature 15-30min (depending on your patience)
Pour a little into a pre-heated, non-stick frypan and immediately tip the frypan to let the batter spread all over the frypan (can use a regular frypan, greased with a tiny bit of butter) (another option is to spread the batter with a crepe tool or teppanyaki/okonomiyaki spatula) Cook over med-high heat until underside is golden-brown. (about 2 min)
Lift the edges of the crepe and flip the crepe (I find this easiest to do with my fingers, as the crepe is so thin) Cook just 30 sec or so on the second side.
Fill the Crepes however you like.
Makes 10-12 crepes in a 30cm frypan (this is much smaller than the crepes in the crepe shops in japan).
Tips for making Cone-shaped Japanese Street Crepes:
Place fillings on just one quarter of the crepe. Do not go past the centre-point or it will be difficult to fold.
If adding ice-cream, use just a tiny scoop (unless you have a very large frypan or crepe maker like the shops use) Other things you could put inside are: creme caramel, brownie, cheesecake.
Fold the crepe in half, with the centre of the filling on the fold line.
Next, roll the crepe, starting from the filled part, pivoting on the centre point until you have created a cone.
To make Chocolate Crepes, just add 3 Tbsp sifted pure cocoa to this recipe.
Workaholic Sydni Cannes should have known better than to step away from work. Going out for a single evening of fun for this Executive Vice President has ended up as a night spent in damn jail! Drew is aware that the sexy, sultry and brilliant Sydni couldn’t care less about getting involved with him. But along comes the perfect opportunity to prove that she needs him just as much as he needs her. All he has to do is get her out of jail…and keep himself free in the bargain. Their desire scorches them. The connection, true and immediate. But what will they do about the bad guy determined to set them both up? Solve the mystery, of course…and a little well-executed, hot-as-hell sex wouldn’t hurt either.
Scharsi has spent years hiding from the Amalgamation. They are the definition of evil in her world. Now she must hunt one of their agents who killed the only man who ever loved her. Hand cannons primed, no one will stand in her way. Tanil, an Amalgamation officer left for dead by his own crew, must avoid capture. On the run, wounded and weak, he comes upon the one woman in the ‘verse he should be running from. But Scharsi isn’t what the government claims she is–a born and bred killer. Deadly? Absolutely…but addictive, hot. She makes his skin sizzle and sends his blood racing with a look. Her touch? Devastating. Scharsi clearly doesn’t want distractions while on a hunt, but Tanil won’t hesitate to prove that a bit of delicious distraction is exactly what she needs.
The first in a new series from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, T.J. Michaels
Solie Shaw is a brilliant self-made woman. After managing a corporation by day, at night, all she wants is to not be in charge. The last man she’d gifted her submissive heart to smashed it to smithereens and then did the mambo on top of the pieces. Now, along comes the chance to get exactly what she needs from a Dominant she trusts, heart and soul.
All Solie has to do…is choose.
Twilight Teahouse. Come choose something decadent from our menu…
Warning: This novella contains elements of culinary kink, second chance love and experiments with big thuddy paddle hands.
My favorite George Michael songs as a small tribute to a wonderful musician. I remember when Wham! came out with their first songs here in the U.S. I was in high school and didn’t miss a Friday night skating to this music. As a musician myself, it always hits home when we lose someone like George…or Prince, or David Bowie. *sigh* This has been an extraordinarily tough year.
UPDATE: Just learned that the links to the videos are not displaying correctly. Working on it…