Elena’s Picks: O…Those Love Scenes…(part 1)

Last week I shared some of my favorite kissing scenes in books and this time I wanted to share with you some of my favorite love scenes—scenes that make your blood pump fast in your veins…

To me a love scene doesn’t have to be detailed to be hot and sensual. I mostly focus on when it occurs in the story, what is the relationship between the two characters when they make love and of course, like in kissing scenes, I need to feel the chemistry between the characters in order for me to consider a love scene a well written one.

Here are some of my favorite love scenes in books. I warn you, have a fan handy because you’ll need it 😉

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Sexy Sentence Saturday: Fifty Shades Darker (#3)

Today we’ll finish up with more of my favorite sentences from Fifty Shades Darker. I’ve been asked by many people which of the trilogy is my favorite. It’s very close between all of them, but Fifty Darker holds just the slightest edge for me.

Now onto those sentences…

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Sexy Sentence Saturday…Fifty Shades Darker (#2)

It’s Sexy Sentence Saturday featuring more of my favorite sentences from  Fifty Shades Darker by E.L. James. I was planning on finishing up the book today, but due to illness I wasn’t able to get it all done. The good news? It means one more week of great sentences from this book…even tho it’s shorter than usual I hope you’ll enjoy the ones I chose for today…

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Coming Up This Week…

I announced it on Twitter but I know that many of you don’t use that particular social gathering place, so I’ll let you know here… Sometime early on Saturday morning we went over the 100,000 site visit mark. Whether you’re an “old” follower or a new one, my team and I want to thank you all!

Now let’s see What’s Coming Up This Week

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I need some Fifty…and an editorial.

I don’t think an explanation is necessary as to why…but I need some Fifty today. An editorial follows.

Here are just a couple of quickies…altho the words Fifty and quickie have no relationship to each other at all 😉

These are all taken from Fifty Shades Darker by E L James-

“So help me God, Anastasia, if you don’t eat, I will take you across my knee here in this restaurant, and it will have nothing to do with my sexual gratification. Eat!”

” Appearances can be deceptive,” he says quietly. “I’m anything but fine. I feel like the sun has set and not risen for five days, Ana. I’m in perpetual night here.”

“Do you know how much you mean to me?” he breathes against my ear.  “No,” I gasp. He smiles against my neck, and his fingers curl around my jaw and throat, holding me fast for a moment. “Yes you do. I’m not going to let you go.”                           I groan as he picks up speed. “You are mine, Anastasia.” “Yes, yours,” I pant.  “I take care of what’s mine,” he hisses and bites my ear.  I cry out.  “That’s right, baby, I want to hear you.” He snakes one hand around my waist while his other hand grasps my hip, and he pushes into me harder, making me cry out again. And the punishing rhythm starts. His breathing grows harsher and harsher, ragged, matching mine. I feel the familiar quickening deep inside. Jeez again!

I am just sensation. This is what he does to me- takes my body and possesses it wholly so that I think of nothing but him. His magic is powerful, intoxicating. I’m a butterfly caught in his net, unable and unwilling to escape. I’m his…totally his. “Come on, baby,” he growls through gritted teeth and on cue, like the sorcerer’s apprentice I am, I let go, and we find our release together.

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E L James reveals cover and title for book 3

Can you imagine how excited I was when I woke up today and checked my emails (yep that’s what I do right after I make coffee) and there it was. The title, cover, and synopsis for the 3rd and final (O I hate that word) book in the Fifty trilogy. I’m so excited for this book, and can’t wait to read it. I may be bouncing as I write this 🙂

Also, Ms. James has been nominated in the Goodreads Choice Awards.  I encourage you to vote.

The preorder date is December 29th 2011, and the release date is January 19th 2012.

The publisher is The Writer’s Coffee Shop Publishing House. Visit them here

You can read the synopsis at Ms. James web site here

Congratulations Ms. James !

Tamie Xo

Interview with E. L. James…


Today I am so happy to be able to present one of my favorite authors- Ms. E L James who was kind enough to participate in an interview. I always love learning more about the people who write books that I love enough to keep reading over and over and… Continue reading

EL James visits Bookish Temptations

Tomorrow E L James will visit us as part of her ongoing blog tour. There will also be a giveaway of 2 ebooks. The giveaway will be open to US and International, so make sure you enter.  We love it when you leave comments and so do the authors 🙂

Here is the blog tour schedule:

Oct. 3 Interview, and giveaway at Sam, E & R’s Awesomness!!

Oct. 3 Review, interview, and giveaway at Book That Thing

Oct. 4 Review, Guest Post and giveaway at My Life. One Story at a Time

Oct. 5 Review, guest post, and giveaway at Journey with Books

Oct. 6 Review, interview, and giveaway at Endlessly Bookish

Oct. 7 Review, interview, and giveaway at The Book Hookup

Oct. 8 Review, guest post, and giveaway at Reading Lark

Oct. 9 Review and giveaway at Badass Book Reviews

Oct. 10 Review, interview, and giveaway at Fiction Vixen Book Reviews

Oct. 11 Review and giveaway at Bona Fide Reflections

Oct. 11 Review, Interview, and giveaway at Under the Covers

Oct. 12 Review, guest post, and giveaway at Rob Pattinson Scene

Oct. 12 Interview and giveaway at Pattinson Post

Oct. 13 Review, guest post, and giveaway at The Write to Make a Living

Oct. 14 Review and giveaway at Better read than dead

Coming October 7th- Fifty Shades Darker blog tour.


Hey you guys…Next friday E L James will be making a stop at Bookish Temptations during the blog tour for her amazing book Fifty Shades Darker. It’s the 2nd book in the Fifty trilogy. OMG! I’m so excited about this it’s just ridiculous. We’ll be giving away 2 ebook copies of this fabulous book so make sure to enter when we post it. The contest will be open to both US and International participants so a huge thanks and shout out to TWCS Publishing House.

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Review: Fifty Shades Darker by E L James (e-ARC)

The synopsis:

Daunted by the singular sexual tastes and dark secrets of the beautiful, tormented young entrepreneur Christian Grey, Anastasia Steele has broken off their relationship to start a new career with a Seattle publishing house.

But desire for Christian still dominates her every waking thought, and when he proposes a new arrangement, Anastasia cannot resist. They rekindle their searing sensual affair, and Anastasia learns more about the harrowing past of her damaged, driven and demanding Fifty Shades.

While Christian wrestles with his inner demons, Anastasia must confront the anger and envy of the women who came before her, and make the most important decision of her life. Erotic, sparkling and  suspenseful, Fifty Shades Darker is the irresistibly addictive second part of the Fifty Shades trilogy.

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