The ABCs of Erotica

Posts tagged ‘sex on the beach’

Top Ten Love Songs (according to me!)

ABC_Bisfor_200x300When I thought about what I wanted to write this week, I eventually narrowed it down to music. I love music. I listen to it all the time. If you’ve ever taken one of those tests where you determine your learning style, I’m told mine is musical. I would have thought it was literary given the writing and all…but no.

Now in terms of top ten…this is just ten selected. Who could possible say these are the top ten? It is so subjective. I have over 30 GB of music….and it was hard to just pick ten to even talk about.

I’m guessing you might be able to tell a bit about me from the selected tunes. I did try to pick some things from various genres I like. They are in no particular order. I’m hoping I didn’t date myself too much 

1. “Every Time I Think of You” – The Babys

I heard this on the radio earlier in the week and I thought to myself…mmm I’ve always liked that song. When I got home, I downloaded it on iTunes and it’s been in heavy rotation all week at my house (no doubt to the continuing dismay of my neighbors). It’s a great song and also not a ballad. I suppose you could characterize it as a power ballad. While there is anything wrong with ballads, I find this appealing, in part, because of the aggressiveness of it.

2. “Wonderful Tonight” – Eric Clapton

I have loved this song for years and years. Now ignoring the biographical backstory of its author, it just simply is a moving tribute. A man loves a woman. Everything she is, is beautiful to him. Does it get any more lovely and straightforward?

3. “Truly Madly Deeply” – Savage Garden

The lyrics of this song are like a poem. I can play it over and over without getting tired of it. It’s bold, big, and breathtaking. It is about being in wonderful places with someone special and perhaps how everywhere is special if you are with the right person.

4. “Accidentally in Love” – Counting Crows

This song is simply fun. It is a more playful take on the concept of falling in love. It calls to the more quirky, less sappy side of me.

5. “Strawberry Wine” – Deanna Carter

This song is all about young love, first love. It is so very different from my experience as I was somewhat of a late bloomer. I think that is why I find it so appealing.

6. “She Came From Fort Worth” – Kathy Mattea

Kathy Mattea is truly a gifted song writer. Her songs usually tell stories and this one is no exception. I like the sound of it but perhaps also the lyric reminds me of myself. After all, I moved from New York to Hawaii in pursuit of true love.

7. “Head Over Feet” – Alanis Morissette

Jagged Little Pill came out during a time of heavy social activity in my life. This song in particular became a huge favorite of mine because it seemed to encapsulate my feeling of falling into infatuation over and over again that I was experiencing at the time.

8. “I Honestly Love You” – Olivia Newton-John

This song is totally a cliché type song, but still heartfelt. I was a huge ONJ fan as a kid (still am I guess) and I really like her rendition. As a bonus, I can sing along with Olivia a lot more easily than I can with Whitney.

9. “Anymore” – Travis Tritt

Not everything about love is wonderful warm feelings and emotional connection. This is about unrequited love. I imagine someone desperately, secretly in love and afraid to share it. Revealing something so vulnerable is a truly frightening thing to do. Opening yourself to rejection is never easy.

10. “I Don’t Believe You” – P!nk

This is another sad one. It’s a love song, but a love song about heartbreak and disbelief. Since P!nk got back together with her husband, when I listen to this song I can’t help but think she was right when she penned this one.

So take a moment and sample some of my suggestions. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. What are some of your favorite love songs? Feel free to comment and let me know your nominees.

To go with my love song theme, I picked an excerpt this is a bit more romantic. The following is from The ABCs of Erotica – B is for Beach.

Excerpt –

Erica loved the beach. She especially loved it at night when the moonlight reflected off the water and the sound of crashing waves broke on the shore. There was no one else on the beach but the two of them, and the solitude was lovely. During the day, the beach was hot, crowded. But now, with the moon and stars it was a place of dreams. She’d fantasized many times about being on the beach with a lover, alone together in the darkness, the water drowning out their cries of ecstasy. She shook her head ruefully. She was getting ahead of herself.

A gust of wind swept up, and Erica shivered a bit. Ben stopped, running his hands over her chilled arms and then leaned forward, pressing his lips against hers. Liquid pleasure filled her and Erica strained closer, bringing her hands to his shoulders. Finally, the moment was here. She’d waited all evening to feel his lips. Again and again, Ben kissed her urgently. He slid his tongue into her mouth, rubbing against the inside of her lower lip while Erica pressed herself fully against him. They embraced for a moment more and then pulled apart and continued down the sand.

Erica moved closer to the edge of the water and a wave broke over her feet, soaking the hem of her long, gauzy skirt. She laughed as the cold, swirling water retreated. Ben grasped her hand, pulling her back toward the dry sand which clung to her feet. They collapsed onto a small, raised dune, and Ben reached down and brushed away the sand. His fingertips brushed lightly over the tops of her feet, sweeping the grains away. She leaned toward Ben and his lips met hers again, kissing ardently. Closer and closer, Erica wrapped her arms around him and he sank back into the sand, taking her with him. She felt her bonds slip away. This man knew her. She could be exactly who she was.

Erica pressed close against Ben, but the barrier of their clothes was intolerable to her. Button by button, Erica opened his shirt and slid her hands inside. Her palms pressed against the smooth skin of his warm chest, touching, caressing. She fingered his nipples, tracing around the edges and rubbing across the puckered texture. Her hands moved up to his shoulders, and Ben sat up so Erica could push his shirt and jacket down his arms. She nipped his shoulder with her teeth and slid her tongue over the mark, pressing her lips against his skin.

*****

Want to read the full story? Sign up for my newsletter and receive it free! http://www.maliamallory.com/Join_My_Mailing_List.php

*****

Want to see more of my work? My published books can be previewed via the following links!

amazon-logobarnes-and-noble-logoibooks-logoallromance_logokobo-logo1smashwords-logosony-reader-logoBookstrand-logo-correctsize

Advertisements

Malia Mallory Giving Vol. 1 of The ABCs of Erotica Away!

ABC_AtoC200x300Welcome and Happy New Year! I’ve decided to make a special offer to all newsletter subscribers from now until January 15. I will give a free copy of The ABCs of Erotica – Volume 1: A-C to anyone who signs up here!

If you are already a subscriber, don’t worry I won’t leave you out. If you are a current subscriber, just drop me an email and I’ll send you the code too (malia_mallory at hotmail dot com).

This book contains the first three stories in The ABCs of Erotica. It is an eclectic mix. A is for Anal is a short teaser story (that contains the same characters from R is for Revenge). B is for Beach is a more romantic interlude. C is for Cock Ring is a femdom BDSM story.

I promise I won’t overwhelm your inbox. Newsletters have been going out so far at about six week intervals.

I’d love to let you know about my latest releases, freebies, promotions and contests so I hope you’ll join me.

http://www.maliamallory.com/Join_My_Mailing_List.php

Malia Mallory is Offering B is for Beach F*R*E*E at the 18 & Over Give@way H0P

Welcome to the 18 and Over Giveaway Hop! Thank you to our hosts Bitten by Paranormal Romance and Gabrielle Bisset!

For the hop today, I’m presenting an excerpt from The ABCs of Erotica – B is for Beach.

Want a free copy of the whole story “B is for Beach” from The ABCs of Erotica? Sign up for my mailing list.

All commenters on this blog post will also be entered to win another story from The ABCs of Erotica.

Thank you for stopping by!

***

Erica moved closer to the edge of the water and a wave broke over her feet, soaking the hem of her long, gauzy skirt. She laughed as the cold, swirling water retreated. Ben grasped her hand, pulling her back toward the dry sand which clung to her feet. They collapsed onto a small, raised dune, and Ben reached down and brushed away the sand. His fingertips brushed lightly over the tops of her feet, sweeping the grains away. She leaned toward Ben and his lips met hers again, kissing ardently. Closer and closer, Erica wrapped her arms around him and he sank back into the sand, taking her with him. She felt her bonds slip away. This man knew her. She could be exactly who she was.

Erica pressed close against Ben, but the barrier of their clothes was intolerable to her. Button by button, Erica opened his shirt and slid her hands inside. Her palms pressed against the smooth skin of his warm chest, touching, caressing. She fingered his nipples, tracing around the edges and rubbing across the puckered texture. Her hands moved up to his shoulders, and Ben sat up so Erica could push his shirt and jacket down his arms. She nipped his shoulder with her teeth and slid her tongue over the mark, pressing her lips against his skin.

Erica sat back and reached for the bottom of her blouse. She pulled it up over her head and tossed it to the side. Ben reached behind her back, his fingers releasing the hook and eye closure of her bra. His hands slid back around to her chest, underneath the fabric and inside the loosened cups. He rubbed his thumbs over her nipples which were stiffly erect, and her bra floated down her arms. She shivered as the night breeze brushed her heated skin.

***

Want to visit over 100 other authors participting in the hop? Click here!

Hot Summer Nights Erotica Bloghop – Top 5 Tips for Sex on the Beach

Hello Blog Hoppers!

Welcome to the Hot Summer Nights Erotica Bloghop. Many thanks to our lovely hostess Skye Warren!

There are over 100 participating authors and some terrific grand prizes including a Digital Erotica Gift Basket with over 40 books and a $100 Gift Card to EdenFantasys, fun sex toy shop. See pictures of the prizes below.

All commenters on my blog will receive a FREE ebook and one lucky winner will receive two! One of my books, The ABCs of Erotica – D is for Domination, is included in the gift basket. Don’t forget to include your email.

Don’t forget to visit the other blogs in the blog hop – the linky is located below.

My post today is about sex on the beach. Please share your tips!

Top Five Tips for Sex on the Beach

You know, Dear Readers, sex on the beach is more than just an alcoholic beverage. Sex on the beach can be a wonderfully romantic adventure or an exercise in chaotic hilarity. In no particular order, here are my tips for planning your sensual rendezvous on the sand.

1. Privacy. Trust me on this one. There are few things more detrimental to the romantic mood than unexpected and unwanted guests. Pick a remote spot or a time when you will have your selected area to yourself (e.g. at night).

2. Blanket. Be sure to bring a blanket or beach towel. The sand might be lovely to walk through in bare feet, but it is quite unfriendly to certain delicate areas.

3. Shade/Sunscreen. If your interlude is planned for the daytime, you will definitely want to make sure you either find a handy palm tree or bring a beach umbrella. Sunscreen will be an absolute must for those areas inside the tan lines.

4. Hydration. There is nothing like hot sunlight and physical activity to make a person parched. A dry tongue is not conducive to kissing or other intimate activities. Not only that, some nice icy water could bring a little spice to the encounter.

5. Wildlife. Believe it or not, when the humans vacate the beach, the wildlife returns. Nothing douses the flames of desire quite like a crab claw attaching itself to your toe. Watch out for crabs, turtles and other beachcombers. It’s really their beach, we just get to borrow it now and again.

Don’t forget, please share your thoughts! Would you like a story that includes some sex on a beach? Sign up for my mailing list and receive a free copy of B is for Beach from The ABCs of Erotica.

Be sure to visit the other participating sites!



Tag Cloud

%d bloggers like this: