The ABCs of Erotica

Welcome blog hoppers! It’s Black Friday again! Thank you to Carrie Ann Ryan for hosting this hop. There are over 200 prizes!

We have some GREAT grand prizes today –

1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
2nd Grand Prize: A $75 Amazon or B&N Gift Card
3rd Grand Prize: A Swag Pack that contains paperbacks, ebooks, 50+ bookmarks, cover flats, magnets, pens, coffee cozies, and more!

All commenters on this blog will be entered for a $10 gift card! Don’t forget to include your email.

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I’m not up for the shopping crush this year, so I have some suggestions for making your day a happy one without shopping.

1.  Don’t Go Shopping.  This is self-explanatory. Unless you want your sexy time to consist of rubbing up against strangers while standing in long lines for items that are probably out of stock, consider alternatives.

2.  Load Up On Sexy Reads.  This is a kind of shopping I can get into! Many promos are going on. Check out titles on Amazon and AllRomance Books in particular. You might get some inspiring ideas for #4 below. (If I may be so bold, consider my new release His Need, Her Desire – see blurb below).

3.  Eat Yummy Thanksgiving Leftovers.  After all the hard work that goes into the preparation of the Thanksgiving Feast, one of the best benefits is getting to eat it all over again without the work.

4.  Spend Quality Time with Your Main Squeeze.  Many people are off work today. Now is a great time to catch up on a little sleep and a little reading (see #2 above). After you are inspired, take your significant other behind closed doors for some “special” quality time.

5.  Spend Time with Family. Today is a great day for family. Whether you want to watch football, watch movies or play video games, there are many fun activities for all ages to enjoy. If it isn’t too cold out, consider a physical activity like touch football on the lawn. Nothing encourages togetherness like . . . well – togetherness!

What do you like to do on Black Friday?


Click here to visit the other participating sites!


Keep reading for info about my latest 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 is available for preview and purchase on the following sites.


Comments on: "5 Steps to a Happy Black Friday and a Blog H0p with a Kindle, Nook and More" (66)

  1. Thanks for the giveaway!!! On Black Friday I do go out but not like clothes shopping but more of book and cloth/fabric/craft stuff shopping. I also have a to sleep in and probably eat more of the leftovers.


  2. Thank you for the giveaway! On Black Friday, I prefer to stay home. I ventured out about 2 yrs. ago & swore, I’d never go again. Prefer to maintain my sanity.

  3. I like to go shopping
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    by.evie at yahoo dot com dot br

  4. Becca Fowler said:

    I like to stay home and relax! thanks! beccaboo97200 (at) att (dot) net

  5. I love browsing all the great Black Friday deals. ^_^ The sale offers are very tempting.

    Enjoying the hop!

    Thanks for the great giveaway!

    – khriscc (at) yahoo (dot) com

  6. I’m not a huge fan of the crowds, so I usually stay home and lounge around.


  7. Browse stores online
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

  8. Karen H in NC said:

    Any shopping I do will be on-line! Thanks for the giveaway.

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

  9. I am so glad to have found you on the black friday blog hop. I am always looking for new authors to read…..I do like to shop and I like to do it in person when possible! Kim86004 (at) gmail (dot) com

  10. Any shopping I do will be on-line! Thanks for the giveaway.

  11. Love your list. I think that is what I will do too.

    melindaromance AT gmail DOT com

  12. I like to do what I’m doing now. Hopping Blogs while being comfy is an awesome thing to do on Black Friday!

  13. No shopping for me today! 🙂 Love spending time with my family. Loved your post, thanks for sharing!

    verusbognar (at) gmail (dot) com

  14. I’m all for the reading and writing while others are off shopping. The thing I like best about this holiday is that I get left at home while my in-laws all head for the stores. It’s quiet, my family can’t pester me and I usually have a lot of inspiration from last night’s festivities.

    Thanks for the post mreauow at gmail dot com

  15. miriam roman said:

    Oh i’m staying home this black friday!!! Nothing in the sale ads could make me go today. i do like to look them over and usually can find a better deal online.thanks you for joining the hop!

  16. Those are all excellent suggestions! How I wish I had some NHL hockey to watch on TV, too…


  17. I went to a shopping center today, but only to watch a movie there. I’ve already got the presents.

    Thank you for the chance!

    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

  18. you convinced me, no shopping! 😀

  19. I’m not a Black Friday shopper. I don’t believe that shopping should ever be a full contact sport. I spend the day baking cookies with my kiddos instead.

  20. Angela Cisco said:

    Hope you had a great Thanksgiving! angelacisco79(at)yahoo(dot)com

  21. micheleann oboyle said:

    ilove going to my local shopping center for a gift card giveaway a few christmas movies and later on read

  22. I shop on black fridays sometimes…thanks for the giveaway
    my1lulabug at yahoo dot com

  23. I didn’t do one check, number 2 sounds good I do have some sexy reads , check , number 3 thinking about a piece of pumpkin pie check, number 4 that is so doable 🙂 check and number 5 will do that as soon as honey gets home and son gets up (teen sleeping in LOL).


  24. I’m not a black Friday shopper. lisarayns at gmail dot com

  25. I haven’t bought anything yet but I did look around a bit, only online tho.


  26. I don’t shop on Black Friday unless it’s online and for books 🙂 Thanks for chance at giveaway.

  27. Already been out in the BF crowd and back now! Home to relax and hop. 🙂 Thank you for the lovely giveaway~<3
    MostlyMisha [at] gmail [dot] com

  28. Kandy Tyler said:

    No black Friday shopping for me…

  29. Lisa Walker said:

    I have friends who go Black Friday shopping but it’s not for me. Thanks for the chance to win!

  30. BF is not for me either–but I love your tips, if only I had my own real hero… But family, leftovers and sexy books are still more than enough! 🙂


  31. I have a need to go shopping on Black Friday. It’s like a sickness. The thought of missing it makes me a little sad.

    JYL22075 at gmail dot com

  32. I love Black Friday shopping. I normally hate crowds, but I love the whole Black Friday experience.


  33. Hi! Happy Holidays to you! No, im not a shopper on black friday. I hate crowds. Thanks for the awesome hop and giveaway! Best wishes and many blessings to you!

  34. I like to stay home and read a book.


  35. no BF shopping; like to relax

    Thanks for participating.


  36. i agree with all 5, i’m not going to any stores today, thanks for hopping! – regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  37. I went hiking today. No shopping.

  38. Tammy Turner said:

    I do some Black Friday shopping, but I’m more addicted to Cyber Monday. No lines, No rude people, free shipping…. how can you go wrong!

  39. susan platt said:

    2, 3 and 5 are on my agenda for today. Main squeeze is snowboarding and did stop at walmart this morning(not at 5am but 9am)

    susanmplatt AT hotmail DOT com

  40. xxsquigglesxx said:

    I do all of my black friday shopping online! You can get the same deals and free shipping! Thanks for participating in the hop!


  41. I haven’t done any Black Friday shopping yet – I only left the house this morning to take my daughter and her friends to a movie (Rise of the Guardians was lots of fun!). Ilike to stay away from the crowds on Black Friday. Thanks for being in the hop!

    jochibi AT yahoo DOT com

  42. I had to work today so no Black Friday shopping for me! I’m more of a Cyber Monday girl myself anyway:)

  43. Rachelle Cox said:

    I stay home because shopping isn’t supposed to be a contact sport.


  44. Love this blog hop, thanks for your generous giveaway! I agree with number 1, and that is exactly what I did today, stayed in and hopped the day away. 🙂
    oddball2003 at hotmail dot com

  45. I’m home sick with the flu but I’m n joying the lovely hop:! thanQ

  46. Katie Amanda said:

    I did some online shopping after giving up in the stores. Thanks for participating!

  47. Love your tips for a happy Black Friday!
    Icatherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  48. Awesome tips.


  49. I usually stay home on Black Friday anyway – but today I woke up with a nasty head cold, so I definitely stayed home!

  50. Cassandra Hicks said:

    Curl up with a good book 🙂
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  51. I no longer go Black Friday shopping. Too many crazy people out there. I don’t have the patience I had when I was younger, LOL. So today I am staying in and blog hopping, instead of shopping! Thanks for the hop!

  52. I am not shopping. Not for me. Instead of shopping, I’m hopping! I prefer to do my shopping online.
    Happy Black Friday.
    bournmelissa at hotmail dot com

  53. Christine M said:

    I did some shopping online…still in my pjs.

    isabelli3619 (at) aol (dot) com

  54. Mary Doherty said:

    I normally go shopping on BF, but didn’t this year. I really enjoyed my day. I think I will skip it every year now. Thanks for doing the hop!


  55. I love Black Friday shopping, it’s so much fun.

  56. I do my shopping online.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

  57. While rubbing up against a stranger may be some quality sexy time, I have seen the women and men that usually shop on Black Friday so that just isn’t going to work for me. I spent today doing the hop and buying on sale ebooks on Amazon. It doesn’t get much better than that!

    Thanks so much for being a part of the hop and for the giveaway.

    Happy Holidays,

  58. This is the first time in three years I’ve gone shopping on black Friday. I actually had a lot of fun! Thanks for participating in the hop!


  59. I do most of my shopping online! Thanks for participating in the giveaway!

  60. Hopping instead of shopping today!

  61. I hardly ever do shopping! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  62. Thanks for the chance!

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  63. I don’t go out on Black Friday, but I do shop online.
    Marlene Breakfield

  64. Pinky Sade said:

    I like to stay home and shop online!

  65. Get some shopping in. Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

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