Thursday, March 31, 2011

♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥: Promises by LaVerne Thompson

LaVerne Thompson

Page Count: 50
Release Date: 19 May, 2009
Publisher: Red Rose Publishing
Source: Received as a gift from the author (thank you so much!!!!!) in no way expecting a review, let alone a positive one

Can the promise of love withstand the test of time?

Childhood friends, David and Mia know there is something special, something different about their friendship. But the David moves away and whatever that something is they never have the chance to explore.

Mia waits twelve years for David to come back to her, knowing deep in her heart that one day he would. She made him promise the day he left, she would wait for it, and she kept it.

Unbeknownst to her, he has also. He never forgets her. Not where it counts, in his heart. Now he has to prove it to her.

Unforgettable or is it a game he is playing?

What Stephanie Thought:
Promises is short and sweet, a mere 50-page novella with an exceptionally hot cover :) Full of nostalgia of childhood innocence and loyal sentiment, it's one that you're likely not to forget.

David and Mia grew up together, did everything together, understood each other. Until David abruptly decided to join the army, that is. Mia was shattered, but she made a promise to him that she would wait for as long as it would take him to return, and she was determined to keep it.

When almost all hope is gone, David comes back. And though Mia feels inner anger, she takes one look into his familiar eyes and realizes she is still in love with him.

I didn't like how short this novella was; I wish it had been drawn out a little more! Besides that though, it was a warm, not quite erotic but more sensual read that I think has something to say about every relationship.

Stephanie Loves: "Watching her the entire time, he took his time lowering his head to hers. He didn't close his eyes until his lips were touching hers, devouring them. This was no kiss of innocence.
He was right. Nothing had changed between them.
Everything had changed.
David raised his mouth far enough away from hers to whisper, 'My Mia, I came back for you.'
'David, I waited because I knew you would.'"

Radical Rating: 
8 hearts: An engaging read; highly recommended. ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Monday, March 28, 2011

♥♥♥♥♥♥: Kama Sutra of Sexual Positions: The Tantric Art of Love by Kenneth Ray Stubbs

Kama Sutra of Sexual Positions: The Tantric Art of Love
Kenneth Ray Stubbs, Ph.D.

Page Count: 64
Release Date: July 2001
Publisher: Secret Garden Publishing
Source: is an online store that sells not only sex toys, but also other sensual products such as massage oils, love games, and lingerie. I received The Kama Sutra of Sexual Positions from its adult bookstore for free in exchange for an honest and unbiased review (thank you!). Check out's blog for exclusive deals, tips, and information!

Over 100 images of lovers in sexual embrace—the best from:
  • Kama Sutra
  • Ananga-Ranga
  • The Perfumed Garden
  • Ishimpo
  • Song of Songs
  • other traditions and other times
Kama Sutra comes to us from fourth-century India. Written by a holy man, this "love scripture" has become known in the West as a "bible of sex". As such, Kama Sutra of Sexual Positions presents many facets of sexual embrace from many cultures where the sexual and the scared together are the weaver of the tapestry of life.

What Stephanie Thought: A variety of  illustrations as well as vivid descriptions of each of the positions are both demonstrated in Kenneth Ray Stubbs's full-color depicted sex guide. Combining the Indian Kama Sutra and Ananga-Ranga, Arabic The Perfumed Garden of Sensual Delight, Japanese Ishimpo, and Hebrew Song of Songs, this book covers an expanse selection of sex positions that any and all lovers can try.

It was wonderful how all of the ancient expert advice was combined into one book, facilitating the search for an ideal position to try. I only wish the descriptions were illustrated accordingly, rather than just being placed on random pages throughout the book. Some of the positions are worded strangely, making it hard to imagine what they should look like.

The pictures are well-drawn, I'll admit, but many of them are ancient drawings or just modern sketches: a bit awkward. Rather than turning me on while reading, they sort of decreased my libido—you can't really be aroused by looking at unattractive pictures. 
I didn't dislike reading this one, but I definitely have seen better Kama Sutra guides. If you want variety, this one is perfect. If you want more detail (and are actually looking into trying new things in the bedroom with a partner), Kama Sutra of Sexual Positions may not be the best for you.

And though the positions are diverse, not many of them seem very conceivable or possible, for that matter. Here's a ridiculous example that made me laugh a bit: 

Stephanie Loves: "'The camel's hump: The woman, who is standing, bends forward till her fingers touch the floor; the man gets behind and copulates, at the same time grasping her thighs. If the man withdraws while the woman is still bending down, the vagina emits a sound like a bleating of a calf, and for that reason some women object to the posture.'"

Radical Rating: 6 hearts: Satisfying for a first read, but I'm not going back. ♥♥♥♥♥♥

Friday, March 25, 2011

Something Different ❤

Yesterday, we drooled over some fantastic covers (well I did, at least), so today I thought I'd take a different turn by showing you a few covers that went utterly, utterly wrong. Don't mistake me; I love romance novels. But sometimes, covers get a little ridiculous. These were all created by Longmire from World of Longmire and his readers, so no, they aren't the real thing...they're better than the real thing.

Are those brilliant or what?



Thursday, March 24, 2011

cover lovin' had me a blast...

Read the original post for DIK Ladies HERE!

You know, I was planning on making this post a little wordier, but let's spare ourselves; you and I both don't want to hear me rambling on and on and on and on and on about absolutely nothing. Plus, I'm sick a little sick so I'm not in the best head space to really come up with anything clever. So today's post will be composed entirely of pictures, specifically romance novel covers that I've seen around. With my commentary, of course. Drool away! Enjoy!
Good morning, sunshine...
Why yes, I'd love to join you for a shower.
Getting dressed already?
Well, okay. You can put a hat on. But nothing else.
I mean, you do look fantastic in it.
I suppose a sash won't hurt either.
(LOL -- rejected! Same book, new cover -- lolol)
I get it, I get it. It's getting a bit chilly up in the mountains so you want to put on a nice, warm jacket. No problem.
And you want to stare at me sideways in a very intimidatingly sexy manner? Problem!
Didn't think it would be that cold today.
Whoa, whoa! I thought you said it was cold!? 'Cause you're freaking HOT!
But seriously, though. If you're so cold, why are you shirtless in the woods?
Not that I particularly have a problem with it.
At all...
Look, a wolf!
Still shirtless...
Though nobody is complaining (especially not me!).
Wait a minute...I've been seeing the moon a lot. How is it nighttime already??? This day's just flown by so fast!
Well, you know what they say.
Time flies when you're having fun ;)
Guess it's time to go home :(
What?? You want to come into my home? Fabio, we possibly couldn't!
Don't Tempt Me.
How could I possibly say no to those eyes?
Okay, bad boy. Only for five minutes though.
Or five days...
You naughty thing! Undressing so I can see your muscular chest and half-covered bootay?
ermm, I'm not looking, promise! See? My eyes are shut!
Oh, who am I kidding. Sweet dreams, hot stuff :)