Writing Challenge-(Day 18) What Does Red Means 



Yes, honey! Another favorite of mines and that is discussing my favorite color and why I love it. This challenge is something else and as I am writing about why I love this fiery color, I’m getting hot. Not as you think though.

Red. From the meaning of color red  it states: red is the color of blood and fire, it is associated with meanings of love, passion, desire, heat, longing, lust, sexuality, sensitivity, romance, joy, strength, leadership, courage, vigor, willpower, rage, anger, danger, malice, wrath, stress, action, vibrance, radiance, and determination.

I know I know, it sounds like an intense yet seductive color. Yet, why do I love it? It’s simple. I feel powerful when I’m surrounded by this vibrant color.

I’m the type of person if I wear red, I feel in control, energetic, and confident. I’m sure most of you women feel seductive when wearing this color too. Perhaps by applying red lipstick or wearing a red dress.

When being romantic with your lover, one would always have red rose petals throughout, leaving a trail to- you know where. No other color petals are use. love for another

I tend to describe myself as a romantic person. I like to give flowers to anyone and let’s not forget the chocolates.

Red gives me strength, joy, and determination. Red is also associated with my zodiac sign, Aries. Go figure!

Do you love the color red? How does it make you feel? 

Writing Challenge (Day 8) Book I Like…And Don’t Like 


Yes! My favorite topic- books. I can’t begin to say when I started getting into reading books, more like a mad person for I have to surround myself with them. Or else. So, if you have a book you would like for me to read, let me know. Also, a friend of mines who is doing this challenge as well has a book out. You can check out her website here and book.

Since I been out of work for a while now, I couldn’t buy any books like I want that came out or what have you cause the library doesn’t have everything. It does not stop me from checking out a book- I mean, books. I would leave out with at least 15 of them. Yeah, I love to read and I’m a fast reader.

Okay, this challenge is to write about a book I like and one I don’t. Aww…only one? A book that interest me is called “The Honey Diaries” by my fave author/mentor Mary B. Morrison. I spoke about her in other posts about my 90-day write a novel challenge; in a Facebook writer’s group ran by her.


I started reading this book (Sweeter Than Honey-Book 1) back in 2008. In the book, the main character, Lace St. Thomas was kicked out of the house by her mother at the age of 16. Lace ended up working at a brothel and took on her dead sister’s name, Honey. She was offered a job as a madam and used the name Honey.

This book exudes sex, extortion, and the will to hunt down the killer of a friend. It’s raw, not afraid to go there, life struggles, and female empowerment. The series are astonishing. I get overwhelmed with it, especially when a character I grew to love gets killed. I’m honored to be mentored by such a beautiful, helpful person who use her free time and resources to help other aspiring authors.

I wish I can mentioned more books but it would take a lot of time, and reading on your part. No books I don’t like, every author has their own unique style, which is amazing.

Happy writing fellow writers and bloggers.

Healthy Relationships & Sex Life


Links for health wellness for better sex for couples and the rest of us:

When I had read all the health benefits for love and sex on iVillage, I’ve done a mental checklist. One will never know how much it takes to keep up a healthy  love/sex life. It takes quite a deal to keep something you’re suppose to take serious going in the right direction. But, we can still reap from the benefits of frequent love-making with our mates that can seriously improve our lives in more ways than one.

The ten top health benefits below that it takes to keep seeking that emotional and physical connection with another person are:

#1 Less stress

I read that studies show that good constant sex keeps the stress level down. Nothing wrong with that. And, it’s not just the physical, touching and kissing plays its part and goes a long way. So, have much of those.

#2 Longer life

I don’t know why, but studies shows men who have frequent intercourse live longer than men who didn’t. Although, studies didn’t show that for women. Hmm…

#3 More youthful appearance

#4 Stronger muscles for men and women 

#5 Clearer thinking

#6 Improved heart health

Although sex may not qualify as an intense cardio workout, it does offer a demonstrable benefit to your heart.  Those who had sex at least twice a week had a much lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease than men who had sex once a month or less.

#7 Stronger relationships

Relationship satisfaction is strengthened when both partners are sexually satisfied. We all know that. A strong, healthy relationship is one in which the partners show respect and kindness toward each other. The relationship forms a rewarding and enduring bond of trust and support.

#8 Pain relief

#9 Stronger immunity

#10 Reduced risk of some cancers

Despite the fact that I haven’t listed everything in detail under each benefits, I wanted to entail the key benefits that’s the most important. For others, you may get the point. As you can see, having a healthy love or sex life can be very beneficial. It’s also never to be taken lightly. Even though satisfying as sex can be, being in love, I mean truly in love tops them all.  If you don’t have true, real love, then all the above won’t mean a thing.

Eroticism


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[Cover of The Sex Chronicles] Eroticism define is generally understood to refer to a state of sexual arousal or anticipation of such – an insistent sexual impulsedesire, or pattern of thoughts, as well as a philosophical contemplation concerning the aesthetics of sexual desire, sensuality and romantic love.
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I was thinking on that topic the other day after hearing what some folks was saying. Over times, I see how eroticism is portrayed. From everyday life to pornographic films, we seem to put it in a group which is where it is broken down into smaller categories.

In an article that I research, it is broken down into what makes up eroticism. These are the broken-down version:

Some things are designed and made especially to make people feel erotic. Things that are designed to make people feel erotic are called “erotica“. This word is most often used for art, books and magazines.

  • Art: Sometimes artists create erotic works of art such as drawingspaintings and sculpture. They might do this because they want to make a record of a person or a relationship that is special to them. But more often, artists make erotic art for people who would like to buy it.
  • Books: Many books have been written that tell erotic stories, or which give advice about how to make love in an erotic way.
  • Movies: Many people enjoy watching erotic movies.
  • Magazines: Many magazines have lots of photos of people naked or in sexy clothing, and with erotic expressions and gestures (actions).
  • Advertising: Erotic photos are often used for advertising. For example, a beautiful young woman with an erotic expression on her face might be used to advertise hair products, clothes, chocolates, cars, and all sorts of other things.
  • Clothing: Some clothing is designed to look erotic. Some underwear, in particular, is especially designed to look erotic.
  • Food: Some food is said to make people feel erotic. Food can also be used as an erotic sign or be eaten in an erotic way.
  • Perfume: Many perfumes have substances in them that effect the human brain in a way that makes a person feel erotic. One, for example, pheromones. They act as a strong sexual aphrodisiac. (Handle with care- they are known to take you on a wild ride.)

I look at eroticism, whether it is in books or movies, as something we go to get sexual excitement. Something to arouse us and set the wheels in motion. Is it something to frown upon? Should people be judged based on their sexual preferences? I don’t think so. Nevertheless, it seems to happen anyway because most people haven’t broken down the barriers to explore their inner sexuality. Some are even ashamed to say that this turn them on and/or they “get off” on that. To each his own, is the saying I always tell folks.  No need to judge.

Although, I’m a big fan of the erotica queen, Zane. In case no one has no idea who she is, she have written anthology of erotica novels called: Addicted, Dear G-Spot, The Sex Chronicles, and many others. Her novels are the type of novels where you can read from cover to cover and feel a wave of heated passion sweeping upon you. And, um, to find that mate you’re yearning for. Or, how about 50 Shades of Grey? Somehow, I’m skipped the first book of the trilogy and now reading the second, 50 Shades Darker. So far so good, just that the book is sooo long!

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AS you can see, there are many ways eroticism is made up. There are more, but I chose not to include them for reasons unknown. When I write erotic scenes, I always asked myself if it’s too erotic, or how far too go with it. Also, when someone reads this novel one day, what will go through their mind?

So, what ever it is you like and/or into, just do you. Just be careful and safe. Make smart decisions. I plan to.