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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween Superstitions and Omens

The three witches, casting a spell
Round about the cauldron go;   
In the poison’d entrails throw.   
Toad, that under cold stone    
Days and nights hast thirty one   
Swelter’d venom sleeping got,   
Boil thou first i’ the charmed pot.   

     Double, double toil and trouble; 
     Fire burn and cauldron bubble.   

Fillet of a fenny snake,   
In the cauldron boil and bake;   
Eye of newt, and toe of frog,   
Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,   
Adder’s fork, and blind-worm’s sting,   
Lizard’s leg, and howlet’s wing,   
For a charm of powerful trouble, 
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.   

     Double, double toil and trouble;   
     Fire burn and cauldron bubble.  

Scale of dragon, tooth of wolf,   
Witches’ mummy, maw and gulf  
Of the ravin’d salt-sea shark,  
Root of hemlock digg’d i’ the dark,  
Liver of blaspheming Jew,   
Gall of goat, and slips of yew  
Sliver’d in the moon’s eclipse,  
Nose of Turk, and Tartar’s lips,  
Finger of birth-strangled babe   
Ditch-deliver’d by a drab,  
Make the gruel thick and slab:  
Add thereto a tiger’s chaudron,  
For the ingredients of our cauldron.

     Double, double toil and trouble;   
     Fire burn and cauldron bubble.  
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The three witches, casting a spell
 ~William Shakespeare~

Round about the cauldron go;  
In the poison’d entrails throw.  
Toad, that under cold stone   
Days and nights hast thirty one  
Swelter’d venom sleeping got,  
Boil thou first i’ the charmed pot.  

     Double, double toil and trouble;
     Fire burn and cauldron bubble.  

Fillet of a fenny snake,  
In the cauldron boil and bake;  
Eye of newt, and toe of frog,  
Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,  
Adder’s fork, and blind-worm’s sting,  
Lizard’s leg, and howlet’s wing,  
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.  

     Double, double toil and trouble;  
     Fire burn and cauldron bubble. 

Scale of dragon, tooth of wolf,     
Witches’ mummy, maw and gulf                  
Of the ravin’d salt-sea shark,     
Root of hemlock digg’d i’ the dark,             
Liver of blaspheming Jew,            
Gall of goat, and slips of yew     
Sliver’d in the moon’s eclipse,  
Nose of Turk, and Tartar’s lips, 
Finger of birth-strangled babe      
Ditch-deliver’d by a drab,          
Make the gruel thick and slab:   
Add thereto a tiger’s chaudron, 
For the ingredients of our cauldron.

     Double, double toil and trouble;  
     Fire burn and cauldron bubble. 
~

*A few superstitions for your Halloween*


Round about the cauldron go;   
In the poison’d entrails throw.   
Toad, that under cold stone    
Days and nights hast thirty one   
Swelter’d venom sleeping got,   
Boil thou first i’ the charmed pot.   

     Double, double toil and trouble; 
     Fire burn and cauldron bubble.   

Fillet of a fenny snake,   
In the cauldron boil and bake;   
Eye of newt, and toe of frog,   
Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,   
Adder’s fork, and blind-worm’s sting,   
Lizard’s leg, and howlet’s wing,   
For a charm of powerful trouble, 
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.   

     Double, double toil and trouble;   
     Fire burn and cauldron bubble.  

Scale of dragon, tooth of wolf,   
Witches’ mummy, maw and gulf  
Of the ravin’d salt-sea shark,  
Root of hemlock digg’d i’ the dark,  
Liver of blaspheming Jew,   
Gall of goat, and slips of yew  
Sliver’d in the moon’s eclipse,  
Nose of Turk, and Tartar’s lips,  
Finger of birth-strangled babe   
Ditch-deliver’d by a drab,  
Make the gruel thick and slab:  
Add thereto a tiger’s chaudron,  
For the ingredients of our cauldron.

     Double, double toil and trouble;   
     Fire burn and cauldron bubble.  
- See more at: http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/19259#sthash.tNCW2MaD.dpuf
 






Don't point at a grave or your finger will rot off.


If you go to a crossroads on Halloween and listen to the wind, you will learn the most important things that will befall you during the next twelve months.



Never slam a door. You might hurt a ghost and it will haunt you for the rest of your life.



If you hear footsteps behind you on Halloween, don't look back. The dead may be following you. Turning back may ensure you will soon join the dead.






 



If you see a spider on Halloween it may be the spirit of a dead loved one who is watching you.





If a candle flame suddenly turns blue, there is a ghost nearby.




Looking deeply into a flame of a candle on Halloween will give you the gift of looking into the future.







These are only a few of the superstitions for Halloween. I guess what I'm really trying to say is.....

Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Big Cocks and Broomsticks Giveaway Hop!

Welcome! Did you know that Halloween is my favorite holiday? Crazy, because I'm totally scared of the dark and anything that could go bump in the darkness.

Right now my favorite creature is zombies...thanks Walking Dead, but since I have yet to write a zombie story I have to go with my second favorite, an immortal being with bright white fangs.Vampires are versatile stalkers of the night. There seems to be no solid vision of this elusive creature and it is open to adaptation by writers. 

For this hop, I will give away a copy of the anthology, Just Vamps. Thirteen authors with thirteen unique and scorching stories await you in time for Halloween!

Blood, sex, and love. You shouldn’t always run away from things that go bump in the night…
Evernight presents thirteen erotic vampire tales to sink your teeth into. Follow the moon’s glow through the shadows and let these delicious immortal alphas show you just how satisfying eternal life can be.



To enter this hop all you need to do is tell me what your favorite creature of the night is!

My hop is open to international participants. Be sure to leave your email address so that I can contact you if you win. 

 

Friday, October 11, 2013

Slippery When Wet Blog Hop!


Congratulations, Nancy! You won a $50 gift card from your choice of Amazon or Barnes and Noble. Check your email!!

Congratulations to Lisa B.! You won a copy of A Hard Bargain! A copy awaits you!

Thank you so much to everyone who participated in this hop! I had so much fun.


Welcome! I'm so excited to host this hop. As an erotic romance author I like to explore many different types of relationships. Why? Because love is love whether you're heterosexual, gay, or otherwise.

My very first MM tale was written out of curiosity, more so for me to learn and explore. A Hard Bargain was released earlier this year with Siren Publishing. Since that time I participated in the Love Has No Boundaries event. If you haven't heard of it, you need to stop by. There are nearly 300 free reads written by authors requested by readers. There is something there for every taste guaranteed!

Click here for oodles of free reads from M/M Romance Group!

Rough in the Saddle is my story about cowboys and the gay rodeo.

I wrote this story based on a reader's request and a picture.

Dear Author,

These two guys were childhood friends. They tried to hide their relationship in the rodeo but they got caught, so they ran away. That is when they found the gay rodeo. HEA please, and not too much angst.
Sincerely,
Ang


Now on to the giveaway! 

This hop has a fabulous group of MM authors and bloggers. Each will be holding a giveaway of their own, so be sure to stop by and visit each of them. 

For my giveaway for this blog, I will give an ebook of A Hard Bargain. All you need to do is tell me the name of an actor that lights your fire. Be sure to leave your email address so I may contact you if you win. Don't worry, I will never spam you. 

For the grand prize, hop along and visit the other participants in this hop. The more you visit, the greater chance you have to win a $50 gift card from Amazon!

With the new censorship and pulling down of books on Amazon I will not be giving away an Amazon gift card. Instead, I will give away a $50 GC for Barnes and Noble. 
While many of the books being pulled down aren't necessarily my cup of tea, they are for others and this hooplah is nothing more than CENSORSHIP. 

This hop is open to international participants. 

Well, hop along!


Saturday, October 5, 2013

The Power of Music - Mood Music

Have you ever noticed that certain songs evoke various emotions? There may be a song you remember from high school that takes you back to carefree times. Or there is a song that reminds you of your first love, your first kiss, first party, first heartbreak. Sometimes songs give you hope for the future or help you wallow in whatever pain you may face at one time or another.
Whatever the reason for the music, we can all agree that music is powerful. In this post I want to explore music that kindles the fire of desire, music that makes us think of sex.
Lately I've been on an old school music kick. Yeah, I'm no spring chick, but I'm far from old. My inner jukebox holds music from various eras, even before I took my first breath. Sometimes I'm in the mood for rock classics, some days country, and other days hip hop, old school, or my favorites...80's rock ballads.
Since this post is about music that sets our loins on fire I'll share some of my most favorite songs that make me think of sex.

First, let me start off with a song that brings back memories of a time when sex was taboo to me. Yeah, there was a time. LOL. When this song came out, OMG, scandalous. We had cable and MTV was really kicking ass...when MTV was just music videos for the most part. George Michael came out with, I Want Your Sex, and wow as a young girl I was was shocked, yet intrigued. I remember watching the video and looking over my shoulder, hoping my mom didn't catch me watching it! I mean really, I would have been banned from MTV forever and that would have destroyed me.

"I Want Your Sex"

1987 boys and girls. I was twelve....LMAO! My momma would have yanked the cable right out of the wall if she would have known. This was more than likely the start to my curiosity and fascination of relationships and boys.

Many songs were around before George Michael came out with this once provocative song. Any Joe Cocker fans out there? Well, I first became a fan when his song, You Can Leave Your Hat On, was played in the Full Monty. Oh yeah, loved that movie. The song really earned a following during the movie, 9 1/2 Weeks. Remember that movie? Oh, baby.

"You Can Leave Your Hat On"

Joe Cocker made this song sexy as hell. Good music to strip to, heh!

Wanna slow it down a little more? How about Marvin Gaye? Hello, hello, that was one randy man. Let's Get It On leaves little to the imagination about the man's intentions. If this doesn't work try some Sexual Healing.

"Let's Get It On"

Are you more of a hip hop lover? Hey, not judging, I love all kinds of music. Ooodles of songs about sex are out there, but I'll share one of my favs in the genre. Color Me Badd didn't hang around very long. They are sort of one hit wonders, but this is one that remains in my playlist.

"I Wanna Sex You Up"

I Wanna Sex You Up? Yeah, honesty is a good thing. Wink, wink. Want something a little smoother, a little sexier? Can't go wrong with R. Kelly.

"Bump and Grind"

If you grew up in my era, you know these songs and many, many more. Let's add Boys II Men.

"I'll Make Love To You"

In the mood yet? If not, add some Madonna in.

"Justify My Love"

Or maybe you love a little Prince in your library. Hell, I do.

"Cream"
 
Cream? Hello, I'm pretty sure he wasn't talking about what he puts in his coffee.

Or maybe his song, Gett Off, is more your style? Prince says there are 23 positions in a one night stand.

"Gett Off"

Are those not hot enough for you? I remember when 2 Live Crew came out and officially got banned. Yeah, those bad boys had lots to say about sex.

"Me So Horny"
 
Me So Horny....this is one of the naughtier songs I know.

Back in the day, yeah, I had one, we danced the electric slide to Clarence Carter. Who remembers Strokin'?

"Strokin"
 
While these are only a small sampling of the sexually charged music ever produced, I hope this post causes you to dig into your long forgotten libraries and take another listen. Hopefully you will enjoy them as much as I do.

Do you have a favorite sex song? Tell me. I'd like to know :)