Guest Authors & Giveaway: Jodie Becker & Sidney Bristol

Friday, January 13

What better way to kick off the weekend, but with a twofer?  As in, two yummy heroes; two seductive stories :)

Ellora's Cave authors Jodie Becker and Sidney Bristol are my guests today to share a bit about what they like in erotic romance and their new releases Dirty Beautiful and Flirting with Rescue.  Read and enjoy!



Seduction, the scenic tour

JODIE: Do you remember when erotic romance when it first came out was just about the sex?  By page forty (in a novel) you were pretty much guaranteed that the hero and heroine were going to be at it on the bed, in the car and wherever they could because they were INSATIABLE. Sure that was fun to read, but after a while it just didn’t have the same pull. Nowadays in erotic romance it is more so the wooing that is just as important. The SEDUCTION. It sounds pretty easy, but ya know, I think and artful seduction is just as important as the final culmination in the bedroom. The way a man kisses a woman, or strokes her body or even talks to her. What is your take on it all Sid?

SIDNEY: Um, when erotic romance first came out I was probably way too young to read it. I'm the baby, remember? While there's nothing wrong with a good sex romping book, there's something about that wooing, the foreplay, the seduction of the heroine and reader that's my favorite. What really gets me in a seduction bit is when the hero or heroine really pays attention to their partner and does something remarkable. For instance, in Monica Burn's book Pleasure Me, the hero is ashamed of a physical deformity. The heroine realizes that something bothers him, so she allows him to blindfold her. It's not really BDSM as you might think, and it was a small part of the seduction, but the significance it played in making both of them comfortable together and able to connect really won me over. I guess I like thoughtful lovers. What about you Jodie?

JODIE: Dude, you won me on deformity. *notes to get Pleasure Me*. Huh? Oh yeah, we were talking about seduction. I do like the guy that isn't all about his penis. I like the guy who works the girl up with his hands, mouth, and even before he hits the bedroom, with his words. I am not big on the dirty talk in the bedroom. Some people are, but I'm not, it takes me out of the story. I can just imagine the heroine getting into it and the hero saying "You like my cock deep inside you, oh yeah baby." It feels kind of self-gratifying to me. I like it if they say something it's more emotion based. Plus, if you're doing the job right, then who has time to think of something sexy to say? That being said, some people really like it in the moment, on the sheets while trying to multitask, but me... meh, not so much. What about you Sid? Dirty talkers or no?

SIDNEY: You know, as much as I like to talk and simply can't shut up, dirty or sexy talking does nothing for me. Typically when I do first drafts, there's no talking during sex. None. When I revise I make sure to add some or else it's going to be two mute people. What I love is a goofy romance. Let's be honest, not everything about sex is nice and neat, sometimes it's downright funny, and I love when the seduction can also be funny. There's something about a man confident enough to laugh while romancing that's just too hot for words. What do you prefer, Jodie? A more focused seduction, or room for some giggles?

JODIE: Hmm, toughy. If I had to pick, I'd go for a focused seduction. I like the intensity of the moment that makes me just hold my breath.  But I also like when it fails and they laugh about it. Oh, oh and I don't get the tickling? I find that sometimes that is used by rote. Like it's thrown in there to kinda break the ice or to create a mood. 'She doesn't want to do it? Tickle her!' I'm not sure if it's just me, but tickling really doesn't do it for me. I don't mind the whole 'didn't mean to tickle you, but found a soft spot' moment, but out right tickling hasn't ever turned me on, so I can't relate. LOL

SIDNEY: I hate tickling. I get that it's a personal thing, but tickling doesn't equate a moment of levity. I guess what we're getting at is that we like variety in romance. Sure, one hero might be a focused, thoughtful lover, but being able to spice that up really amps it to the next level. Seduction isn't all about, Step One: kiss, Step Two: fondle the gentiles. It's more than that! Seduction is a connection between two people, having sparks and taking it where it goes. Sure, within fiction there will be more going on and pulling the reader plays a big part in it.

So, I think Jodie and I want to share a little something something with you for your reading pleasure. Jodie? You want to go first?


JODIE: Okay, this is when Dylan and Erica first kiss in DIRTY BEAUITFUL.

Dylan stepped even closer, his breath against her ear. “If you don’t tell me to back off, I think I might kiss you.”

“Why?” she asked breathlessly.

He licked the lobe of her ear. “Because I wanna know if you taste like peaches.”

She turned into him, his kiss feather light. He captured her bottom lip gently within the warm cusp of his mouth. He suckled, then slid his moist tongue over the soft, plump flesh, adding a small flick at the end of each stroke, so reminiscent of how a man would make love to a woman’s core that it sent a quiver deep within her womb.

Erica gasped as he made a slow passage across her jaw. His fingers massaged the back of her neck and sent pulses of need down her spine. Her eyelids fluttered as he trailed hot, moist open-mouthed kisses down the column of her neck toward her collarbone. She tilted her head back in invitation and felt his lips drag back up to her ear, the blistering erotic sensation punctuated by the hot exhale of his breath.

“I was right. Peaches.”

Sidney: FLIRTING WITH RESCUE

“Are you blushing, bonita?” His grin said he knew she was.

“Shut up.” She couldn’t help but laugh. It was either laugh or scream in frustration.

“Is the state of my cock funny to you?” He teased her pussy, bumping her just enough to feel him.

“No,” she choked, trying not to laugh and failing.

“I think you should make it better.”

His voice had gone all low and growly, sending shivers skating up and down Cody’s spine.

“What? Kiss it and make it better?”

They both froze as soon as the words left her lips. Cody clamped a hand over her mouth as blood rushed in her ears. Scott looked surprised and predatory. Her breasts were back in her bra, but his hands were splayed over her ribs and sides.

“I wouldn’t say no, but I won’t hold you to it,” he said, graciously giving her an out.


Disillusioned by love, Erica has tasted the bitter pill of betrayal and wonders if she’s enough for one man. When a hot guy moves in next door, Erica decides to settle for good old-fashioned lust. What starts out as a simple seduction quickly evolves, and Erica is fast finding out Dylan is dangerous not only to her libido, but her heart as well.

Recently retired from the adult-film industry, Dylan hopes for a fresh start in Templeton where his porn persona, Drake Van Wulf, is unknown. His new neighbor is unlike the women he’s accustomed to, but she stirs his blood nonetheless. His rule not to get involved is quickly tested by Erica and her lush curves. Unable to withstand her allure, Dylan finds himself wanting more from Erica than just her body. He wants her heart also.

With the secret of his past hanging in the shadows, Dylan’s about to find out if love truly conquers all.

Read an excerpt


Sparks—and clothes—fly when hot veterinarian Cody-Lynn Parker shows up at Scott Carillo’s animal shelter. Scott’s had a bad run with women, but he can’t keep his hands off Cody’s luscious curves.

Cody’s trying to be professional, but she can barely concentrate on work thanks to her craving for the tall, dark and sexy Cuban. She kisses caution goodbye and Scott hello when his shirt comes off.

Between naked star-gazing and naughty massages, their steamy fling turns into an affair of the heart. But when thieves target Cody, she finds herself flirting with danger, and Scott wants to rescue her whether she thinks she needs it or not.
Read an excerpt


Thank you Jodie & Sidney for being my guests today!  And HOLY COW, that kiss from the Dirty Beautiful excerpt was definitely seductive....and hot!  I can also tell that Sidney's book is going to be flirty sexy fun. Jodie's book Dirty Beautiful is out now, and Sidney's book Flirting with Rescue will be released on January 18th.  Congrats ladies!

If you'd like to learn more about author Jodie Becker you can find her at her website www.jodiebecker.com, on Facebook & Twitter.  One of the extras that I loved on Jodie's site was the recipe for her heroine Erica's brownies that she used to break the ice with her hero Dylan.  Yum (x2)!  I love a good brownie (is there anything better than a brownie?) and me thinks you can't go wrong with one that's called Death by Chocolate ;)

If you'd like to learn more about author Sidney Bristol you can find her at her website www.sidneybristol.com, her blog, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, & Google +.

To celebrate the release of both of their Ellora's Cave erotic romances, Jodie & Sidney would like to giveaway a digital e-book copy of either Dirty Beautiful or Flirting with Rescue to one lucky Musings follower.  Here's how you can enter to win:

Ways to earn entries:
  • Mandatory: What about you...sexy romp or thoughtful lover?  Dirty talk...yes or no?  Focused seduction, or a little slap, tickle & giggle? AND please leave a comment about the authors books or ask a question.(good for 1 entry)
  • Mandatory: You MUST be a Google Friend Connect (GFC) follower in order to be eligible to win (unfortunately an email subscriber, or subscription in Google reader, and a follower are not the same thing so make sure you are signed up as a follower if you'd like to win this book)
  • If you have a blog, or even if you don't, you can earn extra entries by telling your friends. If they successfully enter to win and mention that you sent them you can each earn extra entries. You can blog about it with a link to this post, post it on Facebook, Twitter, email...or even word of mouth (good for 5 entries for the referrer and the commenter for each friend) . Please note that to earn the points they must mention your GFC name so that I can match you.   
  • Purchase any item from the Seductive Musings Amazon store by using this link, or the Amazon widget contained within this post and email a copy of your purchase receipt to me no later than the deadline to enter (email available in sidebar). Sorry purchases made prior to this date do not apply, and link contained in this post must be used. No faxes or snail mail copies are allowed. No purchases are necessary to win. (good for 25 entries, or 50 entries if a purchase is made from the featured author's available titles)
How to enter:
  • You can choose to enter as many different ways that you want, but please place all of your entries in ONE comment 
Rules and disclaimers:
  • This contest is open to US & International addresses
  • You must be at least 18 years or older, or of legal age in your country
  • The contest will end on January 15th at 11:59 pm EST and winner will be posted after they have been selected
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3 Comments:

Tore January 13, 2012 at 12:25 PM  

What about you...sexy romp or thoughtful lover? Thoughtful lover. Dirty talk...yes or no? Yes dirty talk. Focused seduction, or a little slap, tickle & giggle? A combination of all. I love romance and foreplay. I would love to read these books. They all sound very good. I am a follower and email subscriber. Tore923@aol.com

Jodie January 13, 2012 at 8:15 PM  

Foreplay is important isn't it. :D Thanks for commenting Tore

scottsgal January 14, 2012 at 12:26 PM  

how about a combination of a thoughtful lover that you can have a sexy romp with!

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