Top Ten Facts About Alien Abductions ~ The Encounter by @JaceyHolbrand

Top Ten Facts About Alien Abductions

10. The United States Air Force coined the term, Unidentified flying object (commonly abbreviated as UFO or U.F.O.) in 1952(1)

9.  Roswell is considered to be the bread and butter of Ufology(1)

8.  The first documented UFO sighting is in the Bible.(1)

7.  Winston Churchill had reported a strange airship.(1)

6.  UFOs were often seen and photographed during NASA’s space missions in the 1960s.(1)

5.  Abductions are not always about “collecting DNA” or experimenting as many people ignorantly think. Instead, it’s often about creating incredible terror in abductees and harvesting the energy of that terror.(2) Which Zen learns first hand in The Encounter.

4.  Hundreds of thousands or millions of Americans believe they have been abducted by aliens.(3) Zen claims to be one of them.

3. 1 in 5 Americans believe in alien abductions. Interestingly, males are more likely to believe in abductions than females.(1) Zen is one of them now.

2.  According to some UFO aficionados, the Men in Black (MIBs) really do exist.(1) Zen isn’t an MIB, he’s just an agent with a paranormal/supernatural investigations agency. It’s because of his encounter he became an agent.

1.  Some abductees claim to have been taken by beings called Grays. Zen, though, met a new race…

Facts about alien abductions found at:

(1)  http://www.newrealities.com/index.php/articles-on-ufos/item/970-interesting-facts-about-ufos–aliens

(2)  http://www.rense.com/general82/unpl.htm

(3)  http://www.livescience.com/20250-alien-abductions-origins.html

theencounter1mThe Encounter by Jacey Holbrand
Blurb:

The Agency ~ 1

Evan ‘Zen’ Zenas is the top agent at The Agency and is known for his brusque demeanor. He’s also known to be tough on trainees. Those who find themselves under his tutelage usually don’t last long. When he’s assigned a new assistant, Seth Trivos, Zen’s faced with questions about his past he’s not too keen on answering.

Seth Trivos knew Evan once upon a time, loved him even, but when Evan disappeared, he unknowingly broke Seth’s heart. Now, he’s in Evan’s world as the newest recruit at The Agency, and he’s looking for answers.

Will Zen chase away another new assistant because he doesn’t want to open up about a past encounter or will being forced on a case together make him face the demons he’s been trying to hide from?

Be Warned: m/m sex

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Adult Excerpt

“Thanks, Seth, for being here and listening.”

“You don’t have to thank me. What are friends for?” Deciding to be bold, Seth kissed Zen’s forehead, followed by his cheek, and left his face close to Zen’s.

Zen’s hot breath warmed his face, but Seth didn’t mind. His eyes fluttered closed as the words “kiss me” repeated in his head. Just as he wished, Zen’s lips found his, but it wasn’t the easy-going, lingering first kiss he expected.

Zen threw his arms around him in a tight hold and claimed his mouth with wild abandon. Seth’s head reeled. He couldn’t believe he and Zen were kissing. Granted, it wasn’t anything like the soft moments and slow love making he’d imagined over the years, but he’d take what he could get at the moment.

Zen moved his hands up and down Seth’s back. The heated touch under his jacket and over his shirt seared his skin in a delightful way. Zen’s lips pressed upon his almost too violently. He swept his tongue out, forcing Seth to open his mouth.

Seth adored the taste of him, salty and spicy, and his scent of leather and earth as well.

God, for so long he’d waited to have Zen in his arms, his body close. Zen’s lips trailed down his neck. Seth reached up and cupped the back of Zen’s head. Zen pulled at his shirt, tugging it from the confines of his pants without breaking the kiss. In the process of kissing him, somehow Zen was able to unbutton and unzip both their pants and free their cocks out of the openings.

Desire rushed through Seth, clawing at his insides. Zen clutched at him like a drowning man scrambling for purchase on any floating thing to save him from the watery depths. Hands traveled over his shoulders, up his shirt, feeling all the nuances of his chest and back down to his rock-hard cock. The man held their dicks against each other, and Seth sucked in a long stream of air. The feel of their two satiny lengths rubbing together was a heady sensation.

Zen turned their bodies and laid them down. He stretched over Seth. Seth loved feeling the weight and heat of Zen’s strong body atop his. Still, Zen continued to kiss him, and he continued to surrender to the demand of Zen’s mouth.

Author Bio

Jacey Holbrand believes love comes in all forms and should be celebrated. She’s committed to her muse and writing so she can share those kinds of stories with readers. Hot days. Sexy nights. Come play in her world. Jacey loves to hear from readers! Click the link to eMail her: JaceyHolbrand@gmail.com

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The Worst Sexy Halloween Costume Ideas!

Sexy or Not? I’ve been amazed by the assortment of Halloween costumes that attempt to be sexy but fail miserably. Some are amusing. Others are just yucky.PUBLISHED by catsmob.com

Here are some of the worst sexy Halloween costume ideas I’ve ever seen:

Sexy Sesame Street Character

Sexy Ernie and Bert. Really? For an adult woman? You’re kidding, right? Oh no, it’s real. Sesame Street characters are not sexy. At all. And Sexy Elmo? That’s scary. And the scariest part is that there are at least 7 different versions of them that I’ve seen. Wow.

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Sexy Sort-of-Tigger

How about a man attempting to be sexy wearing nothing but a little kid’s hooded Tigger costume and Spiderman undies? Oh, bother. Maybe brave, but not sexy. At least he’s got a decent body.

sexytinman

 

 

Sexy Tin Man

Another strange choice for a woman’s costume. As the author of the War and Pizza blog noted, “No heart, no sex organs, needs lubing up to function.” Doesn’t sound too enticing. This model might look good in it, but the theme isn’t helping her any.

 

Giant Private Parts

How about a rubber mask of a guy’s package? Um, no. Just no. Nothing sexy about it. Same with the female parts. So nudity is usually sexy. But that ain’t nudity. And that ain’t sexy.

 

sexybananaSexyCornSexy Fruits and Vegetables

Sexy watermelon or sexy corn? Not terrible. Not cringe-worthy. But not sexy either. Definitely too corny for me. (Sorry, can’t resist a good pun. Or an awful one!)

Now the sexy banana has a certain appeal… 😉

In that War and Pizza blog post, the author also commented, “there are plenty of ways to dress sexy for those gals who wish to do so… But this fascination with taking non-sexy characters and sexing them up? Is at best disturbing and at worst a sign of the imminent decline of civilization as we know it.”

Hmmm. So maybe this another sign of impending zombie apocalypse. Now there’s an idea for a costume. A sexy zombie. Hey, I thought of it first!

Check out another post about Halloween costumes “A Fantasy Come to Life?”

Top 5 Romantic Movies Adapted From Books

With the recent fuss over Charlie Hunnam quitting the move adaption of 50 Shades of Grey, I’ve been thinking about movie adaptions of books.

Today, I thought I’d share my top five romantic movies based on books.

the princess bride poster1. The Princess Bride: A classic fairy tale with swordplay, an evil prince, a beautiful princess, giants and a pirate. This is a lovely fantasy adventure romantic comedy suitable for the whole family.

2. Out of Sight: This is a romantic crime drama about a career bank robber who breaks out of jail and falls in love with the US Marshall he kidnaps. Well, this movie has George Clooney in it. Need I say more? Jennifer Lopez isn’t half bad either.

3. Romancing The Stone: This action adventure romance is about a romance writer who goes to Colombia to ransom her kidnapped sister, only to get in a little over her head. Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner are great in this as is the brilliant Danny DeVito.

Nine and half weeks poster4. Nine 1/2 Weeks: An erotic story about a woman, the assistant of an art gallery, who gets involved in an impersonal affair with a man. She barely knows about his life, only about the sex games they play, so the relationship begins to get complicated. We get to see a lovely Kim Basinger and an even handsome Mickey Rourke before the disaster of plastic surgery.

5. The English Patient: At the close of WWII, a young nurse tends to a badly-burned plane crash victim. His past is shown in flashbacks, revealing an involvement in a fateful love affair.

So what are your favourite movies that were adapted from books? Leave me a comment. I love to read them. Have a great week. Kiru xx

Let’s Get It On—5 #Sexy Songs

sexWhat songs do you listen to when you want to get freaky, you know, get in the mood for lurve?

There’s a variety of songs on my playlist that help me get in the mood. But I thought I’d share a few with you. Click the links to watch/listen. Enjoy.

1. Let’s Get It On by Marvin Gaye – this is an all time sexy classic. One of my favourite lines is “If you believe in love, let’s get it on.” J

2. Freak Like Me by Adina Howard – this is a favourite from the 90s. I remember grinding to this during my University partying days.

3. Bump N Grind by R Kelly – who can forget R Kelly’s party anthem. Another one from the 90s.

4. Shake You Down by Gregory Abbott – this is an old school classic from the 80s. Reminds me of teenage crushes.

5. Freak Me by Silk – Any song that start with the lyrics “Let me lick you up and down” should get you in the mood, right? LOL

So share. What song(s) gets you in a sexy mood? Leave me a comment. I love to read them.

I like to watch…

I think the first time I realised that I like to watch was as a young adolescent. I’d taken the train to the city with some friends to see Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.  It was Moomba (people from Melbourne will relate), which is a public holiday with a street parade. Moomba is an indigenous word meaning getting together and having fun. But I digress…

We had to risk life and limb and cross the road during the parade so we could get to The Regent theatre where the movie was being screened.  I’m pretty sure it was the year I was about 12 or 13 years old.  One of those anyway…lol.

I was having fun drooling over a young Robert Redford. I mean, seriously, who didn’t drool?  That craggy blond hair and mustache…those amazing eyes. *sigh*….then that scene. started..

You know the one…Katherine Ross arrives home to her small cottage and starts getting undressed for a bath.  Robert Redford surprises her and threatens her with a gun, forcing her to take all of her clothes off and untie her chemise.  Slowly.   Very slowly.

Oh. My. God.

My heart pounded so fast and loud I was almost deafened. I was so hot I was sure everyone beside me would be feeling the heat radiating off me. (Okay, I guess this was also when I realised that I liked a bit of Dom/Sub action too, but I didn’t have a clue what it was at the time;-)).

My life changed in that one scene.   It wasn’t just the hormones coming to the fore, it was like a switch turned on.

So now, many years later I still get off on watching.  Mostly watching from the comfort of my bed reading my favourite erotic novel, or erotic movie scenes….the feeling has never died, and now I find myself writing a voyeuristic story.  I have to say it’s making me hot!

BTW…I’ve seen that movie 12 times 🙂  I must get it out again…

So let me know…do you like to watch?  Stand up and be counted!

Top Ten Crazy Sex Laws

Here are some Laws about sex that you might think were absolutely bonkers. I do! LOL.

1. Sexual positions other than missionary are illegal in Washington, D.C.. Way to dampen your love life, don’t you think?

2. In Wisconsin, a law prohibited a man from shooting off his gun while his female partner was having an orgasm.

3. Taxi drivers in Maine were once barred from charging a female passenger cab fare if she offered a sexual favor while getting a ride home from a nightclub or any place of business selling liquor.

4. In one town in Oregon, a guy is not allowed to curse while having sex with his wife. WTF?

5. In multiple states—like Arizona, Indiana, New York, and Ohio, just to name a few—having a visible erection is illegal. That’s gotta be hard when a guy sees a girl he’s attracted to. 🙂

6. Georgia law banned people from possessing or purchasing sex toys like vibrators and dildos. Spoilsports!

7. Sleeping naked is illegal in some parts of Minnesota. Seriously!

8. In Alabama, an ordinance once stated that women weren’t allowed to initiate sex while hanging around a pool hall.

9. Guys in Colorado should to be careful when kissing a sleeping woman. It’s an act that was once outlawed, according to an old law.

10. In Bakersfield, California, one law states that anyone having sex with Satan must use a condom. Bwahahahaha.

I had fun compiling these. I hope you have fun reading it. So do you think they’re crazy too?

Source: Cosmopolitan.

Peter’s Rules – or how to solve the world’s problems with a list!

I know these have done the rounds before, but I found them again on my computer today and re read them.

I love number 16…but several of them resonate with me.

I hope everyone has a great week!

 

Peter’s Rules

1) If anything can go wrong, Fix It! (To hell with Murphy.)

2) When given a choice, Take Both!

3) Multiple projects lead to multiple successes.

4) Start at the top and work your way up.

5) Do it by the book…but be the author!

6) When forced to compromise, ask for more.

7) If you can’t beat them, join them–then beat them!

8) If it’s worth doing it’s got to be done right now!

9) If you can’t win, change the rules.

10) If you can’t change the rules, then ignore them.

11) Perfection is not optional.

12) When faced without a challenge, make one.

13) ‘No’ simply means begin again at one higher level.

14) Don’t walk when you can run.

15) Bureaucracy is a challenge to be conquered with a righteous attitude, a tolerance for stupidity, and a bulldozer when necessary.

16) When in doubt: Think!

17) Patience is a virtue, but persistence to the point of success is a blessing.

18) The squeaky wheel gets replaced.

19) The faster you move, the slower time passes, the longer you live.

 

Let us know which ones ring true for you…

 

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What Are You Watching?

Hello, y’all. This is Kiru, one of the newbies here at Sexy Romance Stories. It’s great to be part of this wonderful group of authors. I was introduced to the rest of the group via Jennifer Lynne whom I met online last year through our mutual book publisher Breathless Press.

Source: GlobalTV.com

As this is my first post here as a team member, I thought I’d do a quick get-to-know-Kiru post and share some of the TV shows I love watching. So here goes.

I’m the first in a family of five siblings. Although I was born in Nigeria, I currently live in the United Kingdom. I’m married with three kids—my youngest is just 9 weeks old. Yep, there’s a new baby in this house.  🙂

So you should already know, I write sexy romance. My stories always have an African link, either set in Africa and/or with African characters. You can check out my website to find out more about my books.

It goes without saying that I love reading. Mostly romance novels. But I also read most other fiction, fantasy, historical and thrillers especially.

One genre I don’t enjoy reading is Horror fiction. I read Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and Anne Rice in my early 20s. I don’t read similar stuff anymore. Neither do I watch the movies. Scaring myself to death with nightmares isn’t fun. LOL

Talking about movies, I generally don’t watch a lot these days. In fact, I haven’t been to a cinema to see an adult movie for almost ten years, although, I take the kids to watch children’s films.

Source: CBS.com

The only time I get to watch TV is when I’m feeding baby, so I use it to catch up on my favourite movies or shows. For movies I watch action/thrillers (all action heroes/heroines kicking ass and blowing things up? Yeah! 🙂 ), sci-fi and of course, romance.

These are my favourite TV shows at the moment:

NCIS Los Angeles (LL Cool J is hot as ex-Navy SEAL Sam Hanna.)

Hawaii 5-0 (Alex O’Loughlin plays sexy Lt Commander Steve McGarrett.)

Justified (Timothy Olyphant plays tough but softly spoke deputy US marshal Raylan Givens. He makes a Stetson look cool.)

Jacob’s Cross is a TV drama series about powerful oil magnates battling for Africa’s rich off-shore oil resources. Set in both South Africa and Nigeria, the story centres around businessman Jacob Makhubu Abayomi and his quest to build the next great African empire. Click the link below to watch the trailer.

Jacob’s Cross trailer

 

Source: AdamsApplesMovie.com

And last but not least, Adams Apples is a mini-series set in the hustle and bustle of the city of Accra and its suburbs with glimpses of the exciting metropolis of London. It follows the lives of the four “Adams” Ghanaian women as they work through domestic struggles, family life and personal battles to achieve success and happiness in a fast changing 21st century Ghana.

So tell me what do you like to watch on TV or at the movies?

RT Booklovers Convention Roundup

I’ve just returned from the RT Booklovers Convention in Kansas City. The annual event attracts around two-thousand romance readers, writers, bloggers, reviewers, and industry professionals, throwing them all together in one place with plenty of opportunity for them all to interact. There are workshops and events for everyone, but not exclusive to anyone. There are learning opportunities, games, social events, and parties galore, all under one roof.

It’s not unusual to find yourself in the elevator with a couple of NYT Bestselling authors or a group of fans dressed in their finest Steampunk regalia. Friends are made instantly over a common love of the romance genre. Standing in line at the one small restaurant in the hotel, having misplaced my roomie, I was on my own. No problem. The next person in line turned out to be the lovely Lynnette Austin. We shared a table and conversation over lunch, a brief moment of quiet in our hectic day. One morning at breakfast, Larry Kirshbaum, the chief of Amazon Publishing, was at the table next to myself and my roomie, Felice Fox.

Felice Fox

It was wonderful to reconnect with some author friends I rarely get to see, Eden Bradley/Eve Berlin, Jennifer Probst, and Tara Lain, to name a few.

Roz Lee & Tara Lain

 

 

Roz Lee & Jennifer Probst

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Roz Lee & Eden Bradley

Then there are the wonderful readers who devour everything we writers can come up with. A few of my favorites were Gloria from Oklahoma City, Mary, Linda and Anne from Rhode Island and Susan from Pennsylvania.

Post-conference, my vocal chords are strained and my smile muscles and feet aching, but I’m already looking forward to next year when I get to do it all over again. If you haven’t experienced one of these conventions, you’re truly missing out on a special experience. Next year the RT Booklovers convention will be held in New Orleans. I look forward to seeing you there. Laissez les bon temps rouler!

 

Be Careful What You Wish For…

I was lonely growing up…  I think many people are.  But I fixed that all right!

"Woman Loneliness" by savit keawtavee: freedigitalphotos.net

The loneliness seemed most acute when we traveled. My parents liked to take us on lots of vacations, by car and sometimes by plane,and we had lots of good adventures. But by the time I was 12 or 13 years old, sitting by myself, looking out the window on those long journeys, I felt so alone.

Back then, I blamed it on being the odd one out–my younger brothers had each other and my parents did too. But I think it was mostly that I had become a teenager, and was longing to leave my parents and have my own adventures. And I was a young woman, yearning for love and romance.

Soon I was dating, going from new love to heartbreak, and back again. I fell in love easily, perhaps more in love with the idea of it than with the young objects of my affection. Then I found him–the one I’d never leave and who’d never leave me. My dream came true.

We started a family, and I built a home business to be with my children. I hired two full-time employees who work in an office in my home. Because of their ages and needs, my three boys go to three different schools. With people coming and going all day for work, and three teenage boys coming and going evenings and weekends, it seems I never get a minute to myself. At times it drives me crazy. But… I’m never lonely!

Be careful what you wish for!

Sometimes I find myself wishing for wishing for time off, alone time. But now I am more careful with my wishes! I am so grateful for my beautiful family, and wouldn’t want them to leave, so now I wish for some nice quiet time to recharge myself so I can be there for my guys.

And when I’m all finished wishing, I go take a yoga class. Wishing is good, but then you’ve gotta go do something to make those dreams come true!