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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Guest Post with Author Christine Warner and Giveaway

Today I would like to welcome author Christine Warner to RFTC. Christine is celebrating the release of her book Bachelor's Special and has stopped to chat. Please give Christine a warm welcome.

Christine Warner is living her dream in Michigan along with her husband, three children, one laptop and a much loved assortment of furry friends.

Besides laughing and a good round of humor, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, reading, writing but no arithmitic. A confessed people watcher, she finds inspiration for her stories in everyday activities. She loves to read and write about strong heroes and determined, sometimes sassy, heroines.

A girl gone wild, at least where social media is concerned, she enjoys meeting other avid readers and writers on facebook, twitter and her website.

Places to find Christine: 
| Site | Facebook | Twitter

It's no secret that some authors thrive on writing love scenes and others don't get quite the same enjoyment. I admit the first one I wrote sounded pretty robotic…lol. But, like anything, the more practice the easier and more natural they become.

I also discovered to make a love scene work—at least for me—I had to make sure to put a little of each character into the scene. If my hero has humor—I added some into the love scene. I'm not saying I pulled my reader from the moment with slap stick comedy, but maybe a well placed comment or action that shows the reader the characters are being true to themselves. Of if the heroine enjoys cooking, why not throw in a bit of sexy by having the her use food to arouse her man. It's okay to have the hero and heroine play, laugh, and spice things up kinky-style with toys or food

Hmm, which brings me to today's TOP TEN LIST OF SEXY FOOD—in no particular order (and believe me, this is just my opinion)

  1. Ice Cubes. I'm not sure you can think of this as a food, but I'm going with it because this is my post and my opinion. Lol There's nothing sexier than Mr. Gorgeous trailing his mouth along his heroine's neck with an ice cube between his lips as he ventures lower and lower… Yum—I get shivers just thinking about it.
  2. Strawberries. Think about it. Your hotalicious hunk lazily feeding you strawberries while you lay tangled between the sheets—or better yet you can place one between your teeth and lure him in for a kiss so that the juices of the berry add that sensuous smell, taste, and anticipation—maybe made more exciting by dipping the strawberry in chocolate. Hmm…which brings me to…
  3. Chocolate. A wonderful way for the sexy man in any heroine's life to kiss a path from where chocolate is drizzled. YUM. Or better yet, how about chocolate pudding. Creamy, smooth, sensuous and delicious. I dare you to dip one, two, or three fingers into a bowl of chocolate pudding and ask your man to lick each drop from your fingertips and not feel a twinge of desire.
  4. Whip Cream. Very playful and fun…who can count the many scenes they've read or seen in a movie involving this dessert topper!?!
  5. Honey. Thick, gooey, and oh so sexy. This isn't a food you can clean up with one swipe of the tongue, this is going to take a little work—which makes it that much more fun.
  6. Oysters. This is the most well-known aphrodisiac. I know it's a preference issue here but don't knock it until you try it ;)
  7. Ice cream. Licking. Need I say more? No…but I will…lol Even watching your significant other enjoy this innocent, delectable treat in public can be quite suggestive and get that impish foreplay gene geared up for when you're alone—well, unless you are an exhibitionist. Hey, no judgment from me
  8. Mangoes. Actually any juicy fruit will work—well, besides the gum Like peaches and watermelon, these fruits are sensual and the juice smells intoxicating. And since smell is such a big component of being turned on, these are just three fruits that make for a perfect aphrodisiac. (besides the strawberries I mentioned earlier…teehee)
  9. Candy. Well, certain types. Try tossing a small handful of poprocks into your mouth before sharing a kiss—or a tiny breath mint can be just as fun. There's something innocent and carefree about candy that makes you laugh and can turn any moment playful—and we all know where that can lead.
  10. Soup. Yes, soup. Trust me, soup can be very sexy. Take the scene I'm sharing below from my latest release Bachelor's Special. My hero and heroine—Chet and Jill—let things get carried away with a little soup and both get more than either bargained for…

How about you? What type of food do you think is sexy?

What should a woman do when sparks fly in the kitchen? Ignite the fire! Especially if it's a man as sexy as businessman Chet Castle creating the friction. :)

Thank you for participating in Christine's tour. I hope to see you at her dinner party where the main course is the Bachelor's Special!

Jill Adgate wants three things from life: a successful catering business, a family, and the love of an exceptional man. What she has is no job, a mounting pile of bills, and her outspoken best friend—who sets her up on a blind date with the man who inadvertently ruined Jill's life.

Chet Castle is a businessman who has everything, except the ability to trust. Burned by a money-hungry fiancée, he refuses to get involved in any relationship that has a shelf life longer than a head of lettuce.

Intrigued by her ambition—and determined to get her in bed—Chet offers Jill the chance of a lifetime: work as his live-in chef and he'll help her get her catering business off the ground. When sparks fly in the kitchen, Jill realizes what's cooking is a recipe for disaster…

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Laughter swelled Chet's chest. He stopped short when he looked into Jill's upturned face, enjoying the fact he could inspect her so closely and she didn't know. Blinded by the soup, she was at his mercy.

Thick, yellowish-orange liquid covered her skin, hiding the sprinkle of fine freckles dotting her nose. Black eyelashes spiked from the moisture, and her parted lips revealed the whiteness of her teeth. The apron she wore reminded him of something a housewife would wear on a fifties sitcom. Undeniably cute and damn sexy. All she needed was a set of pearls.

She'd be the type of girl he'd bring home to his mother.

Hold up, Castle! You don't play the girlfriend game. His blood raced as her tongue darted out and she licked her lips again. The twinge of his groin reminded him once more that a fling with the lovely Jill would be on his list, but nothing more.

Still holding her wrists, he leaned forward and flicked his tongue out to taste the drop of soup forming on the tip of her chin.

Jill's body went quiet at his touch. The pulse beating against the soft skin of her inner wrist burst forward at a quick tempo.

Her button-down shirt pulled with each quick breath she took.

“Damn, you're right. Tastes great.” A salty quality mingled with the rich flavor of the soup. A dash of Jill mixed in to add a more potent flavor.

“I told you I'm an awesome cook.” Her husky voice lowered further.

“I particularly like your presentation.” He matched her tone, his heartbeat erratic.

She tried to step back, but her butt connected with the counter. If she took a half step forward she'd be pushed against his chest. Not that he minded.

“Let me loose. I'd like to wipe my eyes.” A giggle slipped past her lips.

“Not yet. I'm not sure you've learned your lesson.”

“I guarantee you I have.”

Her struggled swallow caught his attention. “Nervous?”

Jill shook her head as if trying to clear away the thick soup. “Never.”

He laughed. “I'm going to have more soup.”

“Can't, it's all on my…” She stiffened in his arms and a soft sigh, almost a whimper, caught in her throat.

His attraction grew tenfold. He lowered his head, brushing her lips with his own before pulling back. His heart pounded against his chest, bongo drums in a heady rhythm. This situation had escalated into a major turn on.

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Up For Grabs:
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To Enter:
  • Please answer the question: How about you? What type of food do you think is sexy?
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  1. Chocolate covered strawberries!

  2. I'm so thrilled to be on RFTC! Thank you for having me and featuring Bachelor's Special :)

  3. Anything with dark chocolate.

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    1. Another good cream can be very sexy :) Thanks for commenting Mary Jo :)

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  6. I think ice cream and whipped cream are the sexiest foods! Chocolate would also have to be on the list. Thanks for the giveaway!

    1. Great choices Marcy and I agree. You can certainly get creative with this mix! Thanks for coming by and good luck with the giveaway :)

  7. Sucking on a Chocolate orange stick. Used to find these when we were in Europe -- occasionally have found some in the states. If you have ever seen the scene in THE VICAR OF DIBBLY when Alice is sucking on some type of stick candy, you may know what I mean. :)

    1. Sounds deliciously sexy Donna! I am now going to have to check out The Vicar of Dibbly! Thanks for coming by :)

  8. chocolate!!!! Congrats to Christine on the new release!!!!

    1. Love chocolate! And thank you for the well wishes Erin :)

  9. Loved your post. And now I'm thinking about ice cubes. And I'm writing a black moment. Unfair, Christine!

    1. LOL...I almost feel guilty....ALMOST! Teehee..thanks for coming by Liz and good luck with your black moment.

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    1. Love the Hershey Hugs too :) Thanks for coming by Sheri!

  11. Chocolate, strawberries and whipped cream a definite but I think pasta can be sexy as well :)

    lorih824 at yahoo dot com

    1. I definitely think you can get creative...and pasta lets my mind wander at the possibilities. Thanks for commenting Lori :)

  12. Yummy list! But I'm starving for dinner so it didn't evoke the response you were going for. LOL *heads for the kitchen*

    1. LOL...great, you're probably thinking pizza, chicken, or mashed tatos...hmmm..I think I can work with that!

      Thanks for coming by Natalie :)

  13. Hey Dani and Christine! Great list! Put a few of those together and I'm thinking things could be very, very sexy. ;) I think, too, though, with the right person, any food can get ya in the mood. Happy blog tour, Christine!

    1. I just need to be creative and daring :) Thanks so much for the congrats and for stopping by Robin!

  14. Loved the excerpt. I also love the list of foods to use.

    1. Thanks Lori...and it's just a starter list ;) Glad you stopped by!

  15. Hi Christine! Whipped Cream is my sexiest dessert choice. I'd add ice cream, strawberries, a drizzle of chocolate, and call it heaven!

    All the best with your new release!

    1. Sounds pretty yummy to me too Kathleen! Thanks for the well wishes and for coming by. And congrats on your latest release too....I've added your book to my tbr pile as well :)

  16. Chocolate Mousse. Don't ask me why. It was the first thing that popped into my head! Your book sounds awesome and I'd love to read it. Thank you for the chance!

    Wanda Barefoot

  17. Chocolate ice cream would be my choice! Cold and sweet at the same time!

  18. Chocolate!!
    Thanks for the giveaway!!

  19. Chocolate, lots of it.
    Theresa N