The ABCs of Erotica

Welcome blog hoppers to the Autumn’s Harvest Blog Hop! Thanks very much to Carrie Ann Ryan for hosting!

Today I’m not only presenting some ideas to heat up your fall, but I’m also giving away a $5 gift card. All commenters will be entered to win! Don’t forget your email.

In addition, all commenters are entered for a chance at the grand prizes!

(Comment button is at the bottom).

1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet

2nd Grand Prize: A $50 Amazon or B&N Gift Card

3rd Grand Prize: A Swag Pack that contains 10+ paperbacks, ebooks, 50+ bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens, coffee cozies, and more (US only)!

For a free copy of B is for Beach from The ABCs of Erotica, sign up for my mailing list here.

Top Five Ways to Kindle an Autumn Harvest Romance

1.  Fall Fantasy Foliage Hike with Passionate Picnic

In certain geographic areas, fall is truly a beautiful time of year. The summer heat has faded away but jeans and a sweater are still adequate protection against the elements. The trees fire up a spectacular display of color as they go dormant, exiting for the season in blazing glory. Take your sweetie and enjoy a last outdoor hoorah before the chill of winter sets in. Now is a great time for hiking and biking. The weather is cool and the scenery plentiful. Fill a picnic basket with hearty fare and head out! Just remember to pick a private spot when you spread out that picnic blanket.

2.  Sexy Snuggling on the Hearth

Is there anything more enticing than a roaring fire on a chilly day? Yes! How about snuggling with your honey in front of said fire? The warmth from the flames will keep your skin toasty until you create your own heat! A hot toddy wouldn’t hurt either.

3.  Hot Harvest Hayride

The quintessential hayride has all the romantic elements – low lighting, soft cushiony space (hopefully), close quarters and layered clothing to hide your forays into the intimate space of a companion. Such naughty flirting is bound to build the anticipation for an intimate encounter…later!

4.  Frisky Football Game

When there is a snap in the air, sports fans turn to the snap of the football. Mix it up one weekend. Instead of the couch snuggle during the game, take a blanket and some hot drinks to the stadium. No one will ever guess what’s going on underneath the covers!

5.  Alluring Apple Bobbing

Don’t leave the apple bobbing to the kiddies. Instead of the traditional bobbing in the water, hang the apple from a string and go at it on opposite sides with your chosen target. This activity presents many opportunities for intimate contact.

What do you find romantic this time of year? Let me know in your comment!


Continue your hopping to the other participating sites right here!

Here is a peek at my newest release His Need, Her Desire.

His Need, Her Desire Blurb

Tabitha Quinn didn’t come to Hawaii to be spanked. But when vacationing businessman Marcus Granger saves her from drowning, they begin an affair that moves from the beach to the bedroom and straight into an experience Tabitha’s never had before: dark-haired, blue-eyed Marcus is a dominant, and spanking is just the beginning. The sex is intense, the emotion even more so, until they both must decide if this is a holiday fling or the real thing.

His Need, Her Desire Excerpt

Tabitha’s smile grew wide. She held out her hand. “Really, I can’t thank you enough for your help.”

He held her hand in a firm grasp a shade longer than necessary, but Tabitha didn’t mind. She enjoyed looking at him. Though he had probably shaved that morning, an attractive shadow highlighted his chin and strong jawline.

“I’m glad I was in the right place.”

Tabitha released his hand. “So, where’s your sister?”

“My sister? How did you know?”

Tabitha bit her lip. “I’m sorry to say that I eavesdropped a bit. I was sitting near you at dinner last evening.”

“Eavesdropping? That seems extremely naughty.”

Tabitha was caught off guard by the tone of his voice. He was teasing, and yet, there was a thread of authority running through his words. Tabitha tried to suppress a shiver. “Well, sometimes I just can’t help myself.”

Marcus appeared disarmed by her honesty. “Are you traveling with anyone?”

Tabitha gave him a playful look. “Why do you ask?”

Marcus smiled. “Because I’m interested in knowing the answer, of course.”

“Well, if you’re thinking about ditching my body at sea, I’ve got six family members waiting for me in my hotel room upstairs. If you’re thinking about asking me to dinner, there is no reason why you shouldn’t.” Tabitha amazed herself. Where is this coming from? This man brought something out in her. She’d bet those broad shoulders and sexy smile had enticed many a woman.

He laughed. “You have nothing to worry about. I never use force, unless of course, it is desired.”

“Oh?” The truth burst into her mind. It suddenly became clear that he was fishing around a bit. There had been several hints here and there, but it seemed like he might be looking for a certain sort of woman. No, he couldn’t be. I’m imagining things.

“It’s true. I would be pleased if you joined me for dinner this evening.”

Tabitha did a mental fist pump in her mind. Woohoo! Dinner with Gorgeous Guy. “What did you have in mind?”

“Would you be averse to allowing me to surprise you?”

Tabitha hesitated then plunged ahead. “Not at all. It’s clear you have excellent taste.”

Marcus raised an eyebrow. “What makes you say that?”

“Well, we both dined at the same restaurant last night, and I thought it was terrific.”

“Ah, well, my meal was less than pleasant unfortunately.” His tone indicated the subject was off-limits.

“Perhaps it was the company and not the food?”

Marcus laughed. “You are undoubtedly right and surprisingly honest.”

“My mother would say that my tongue is quicker than my brain.”

The corners of Marcus’s mouth lifted. “I’ve always been a fan of quick tongues.”


His Need, Her Desire is available for preview and purchase on the following sites.


Comments on: "Top 5 Ways to Kindle an Autumn Harvest Romance – A Blog H0p and More!" (51)

  1. Tammy Turner said:

    It’s hard to say what exactly would be my Go-To Autumn Romance book. When I think real hard about it, I would have to say it has a sexy, strong, determined male that when it comes to love is just lost. Then there has to be a woman who is usually in need of help or needs to know what love and family is. Together they heal each other and love turns out to be their greatest gift. I also love a happy ending at this time of year, usually where the epilogue has them starting their own family to love and cherish. Oh….and definitely HOT loving too!

  2. awesome blog hop. and your book looks really good

  3. it’s just getting a little cool, so the need to cuddle to conserve body heat helps promote romantic feelings or ideas.

  4. Loved your post and your excerpt. Thanks for the giveaway!


  5. D'Ann Lindun said:

    I’d like to spend fall in Hawaii!

  6. Thanks for sharing your post 🙂
    Happy Holidays


  7. Autumn is my favorite season! I like all the beautiful colors outside and the weather is not that hot anymore but not freezing cold either. It’s just perfect! Thank you for the giveaway!

    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

  8. What I love about autumn is the watching the color of the leaves change.


  9. Crystal Young said:

    Cuddling by a campfire with the one you love and enjoying it all with family and friends. I love campfires and the changing of colors.
    crystaley73 at yahoo dot com

  10. Loved the excerpt! Loved the the changing of the leaves. It is so beautiful.

    beckerjo at verizon dot net

  11. Great idea to come up with those 5 suggestions! Me? Fall? I love it because it gets cooler meaning more time by the fireplace snuggling and cuddling!

    Thanks for the giveaway! Loved the sound of your book…just went in the TBR!

    3girlzmama at

  12. BeachHouse Writer said:

    WOW! I just love these blog hops I always seem to find at least one new author to read.

    beachhouse dot writer at gmail dot com

  13. Kayley F. said:

    Thanks for the giveaway! I prefer spring to fall, but I love the colorful leaves of autumn as well as the knowledge that the holiday season is approaching.


  14. belindaegreen said:

    I love the burst of colors! The fall earth tone colors are very festive and beautiful. I am lucky to live where you can see the seasons change. Unfortunately, at this moment I can’t recall where autumn was a major focus of a story. It has no stand out drama. I love reading any time so the season doesn’t matter.

    What a wonderful hop! Thanks for the opportunity to share.

    I already receive your newsletter. Take care.

    Belinda G

  15. Wow, great blog post! There are so many things that make fall (and winter) a wonderful time for romance. Chief among those is the need to get closer to your honey to share some body heat! But there’s just something about the beautiful transitioning of fall colors that’s almost magical. Just a simple walk outside where you can experience that magic up close can be very romantic.

    I so enjoyed reading your excerpt! Can’t wait to read more!

  16. Cassandra Hicks said:

    For me it’s how it’s chilly but not freezing so cuddling for warmth can lead to other fun activities 🙂
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  17. micheleann oboyle said:

    i love everything that autumn has to offer what i find romantic is rollling around in the leaves with your husband thanks for the chance to win

  18. Autumn is always cold and wet over here, so what I like the best about it is my birthday:) It’s next week!

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

  19. Excerpt is hot!!

    Fall is my favorite season– love the changing leaves, anything pumpkin and halloween!!

    Thank you for the giveaway!!


  20. I love reading about things that go bump in the night (with a touch of romance) this time of year.

    thanks for the fun!
    zenfoxflower ATyahooDOTcom

  21. I like fall for the cooler weather, the leaves changing color, and pumpkin pie.
    bituin76 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  22. Sassy Chassy said:

    Crisp air, beautiful colors, snuggling by a fire are all incredibly romantic things about fall.

  23. The hayrides and campfires. Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

  24. I loved the excerpt!
    I love the cooler weather and changing colors of the leaves in autumn.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  25. I adore autumn because of the amazing colors, bundling up in sweaters, Halloween and my birthday! Autumn also means cuddling up with a good book and a cup of cocoa!


    I love the hops cause of all the awesome new books I find to add to my to read list!

  26. Love the Top Five Ways list, thank you. I love to cuddle on a cold night.


  27. So many great ideas! I can’t believe I forgot snuggling around a campfire – we’ll make that #6. Thanks for dropping by!

  28. LOL Love your apple bobbing idea – new to me but it does represent some possibilities!

  29. Drinking hot apple cider with cinnamon schnapps in front of firepit, outside on a cool autumn evening with your honey! Thanks for participating in the blog hop!
    brendurbanist at gmail dot com

  30. fall is my fav time of year, thanks for joining the hop! – regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  31. Thanks for the great hop.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

  32. Jennifer Rote said:

    I like the cooler weather.
    wildnmild4u at yahoo dot com

  33. I love the Fall because the weather starts to get colder.

  34. I actually *want* to snuggle in the fall – here in Delaware summer is so muggy and sticky.

    jochibi AT yahoo DOT com

  35. BookAttict said:

    I live in Florida now, so the most I can hope for in Autumn is cooler weather!

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  36. I think cuddling up under a blanket when it’s chilly but you don’t want to turn the heat on yet is romantic.

    JYL22075 at gmail dot com

  37. What’s romantic this time of year? Wearing my hubby’s big flannel shirts…and nothing else!
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  38. miriam roman said:

    where i live i love to watch the mountains changing colors. thanks for joining the hop.

  39. My favorite things about autumn is the changing colours of the leaves, Halloween and my birthday!

    Thanks for the giveaway!


    Ollie aka DarkBloodyVamp

  40. Kaci Verdun said:

    I love the Fall because of the football games and tailgating with friends and family! And of course having a campfire with roasted hotdogs! Thanks for the chance to win a great giveaway!

    kacidesigns AT yahoo DOT com

  41. I love Autumn for the leaves. I read lots of books as it gets colder. I find the snuggling in cold weather romantic.

    smurfettev AT gmail DOT com

  42. I loved the excerpt! Made me want to find out what happens next!
    I love all things pumpkin! To eat and drink!

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    tobihelton at gmail dot com

  43. Well, you definitely gave some great ideas, thanks!
    I like to share pumpkin pie with my husband while in bed. Oh, don’t forget whipped cream.
    Thanks for the giveaway,

  44. Thanks for the free reads and thanks for the chance to win!

    LovesGamble at gmail dot com

  45. Love your excerpt and cover!
    I love the colors in Autumn.
    lisarayns at gmail dot com

  46. I love the fall colors and the cooler temps. Love the except

  47. I find taking walks in the woods romantic. I used to love it when I lived in the NE. 🙂
    I like your ideas also. 😉
    trb0917 at

  48. I love driving up the river road and stopping for lunch and wine. The trees are breathtaking this time of year.
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

  49. Great hop! Thanks for sharing!

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  50. Long walks in the crisp air is romantic this time of year.
    mce1011 AT aol DOT com

  51. Congrats to Crystal! She is the winner…be looking for an email 🙂

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