Ever wanted to be a superhero?

In the next few days I’ll be hosting a guest blogger.  Glenn Walker will be here to talk about this year’s superhero movies.  Be sure to come by and check it out.

You can also check out Glenn and his friends at the All Things Fun podcast.

If you’re on Facebook be sure to look for him there also.

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Coming Attractions…

Did you catch the Robin Renee blog tour?  If not, shame on you! 😉 You can find all of Robin’s great artwork and music at www.robinrenee.com  

I will have an interview coming up soon along with a guest blog.  Be sure to check back soon.

Smile and stay happy.  It makes people wonder what you’re up to…

 

Turn up the volume: Robin Renee

Music can be energizing, life-affirming, relaxing, spiritual, raunchy.  Music can be anything you’d like it to be.  I have found music to be all of the things I listed and so much more, which is why I am so pleased to bring you something new today.

Robin Renee is creating a new genre of music best described as mantra-pop.  Her music encompasses pop, rock, folk, meditative, kirtan.  What is kirtan, you ask?  Kirtan (or kirtana) is call-and-response chanting or responsory performed in India’s bhakti devotional traditions.  Robin has taken these chants and made a beautiful sound.  Her new album “This.” features kirtan, from the folksy Keshava (which reminded me Edie Brickell)  to the ethereal Leaving Space, and ending with the meditative (and almost operatic feeling) Om Mani Padme Hum.  I would meditate to the whole CD, but I’d probably end up singing along more than I meditated.  (A win-win, I’m thinking.)

Check out the new CD This.  here:  http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/robinrenee7

Robin also has a new pop/rock single, All I Am,  in support of the You Will Rise Project.  It is also available on cdbaby:  http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/robinrenee8

Music, poems, writing, wig head art.  Robin Renee is a woman of many talents.  You can check out all of her work on her site:  http://www.robinrenee.com/

The next stop on Robin’s blog tour brings you back to the infamous Glenn Walker at http://www.monsura.blogspot.com/

Check out the vids below for a quick listen to some of Robin Renee’s music.

 

 

 

Contrast

I’m a Libra, which means I see balance in most everything.  I always look at both sides of a situation, hopefully before the mouth engages.  But I like contrast, especially in artwork and photography.   Today I came across a picture that is attempting to show contrast with three colors: black, white, and red.  There are a couple of things I thought killed the contrast in the photo.  1000440_546734035390512_1680648919_n

One: the background has too even a color distribution.  Two:  the model’s legs, even in fishnets, are a lighter color that matches up with the background before the dress and corset can anchor the image.  Three: I didn’t like the shoes very much.  They just didn’t seem to fit the picture.  Personally, I think a longer dress that maybe had a slit to show some leg would have been better.  And let the model stand up.  It is possible to stand in platform heels and the long legs with a long dress would have given the solid black dress and solid red corset more impact.

I went browsing on the page to find something that I thought did a better job of showing contrast with color and found an interesting picture.  Even with multiple colors in the background and the woodwork so close to the model, her red hair and blue corset pop off the page.  Her skin tone is close to the wall behind her which helps, and the wall is not an even pattern.  Her left arm gives a solid break of pale between 944240_546241798773069_2027667725_nthe woodwork and the vivid blue corset.  This contrast works for me.

Both pictures were posted at Hot Heels & Corsets on Facebook.  I recently found this site thanks to a friend who sent me a photo of an interesting pair of boots.  They do have some nice stuff on their page.  Be sure to check it out.  There were other pictures that showed more contract, some with color, others black and white.  But I like both of these pictures for what they are.  Except for the flaming shoes…

Introducing Wt Prater

I’m pleased to bring you guest blogger, writer, marketer and producer Wt Prater.  After Wt’s post there will be a few words about his latest work and an excerpt.  Also, you will find links to the anthology featuring that story. 

Ladies and Gents, Wt Prater:

PDS (Public Displays of Sex)

So when I was writing Exercising His Options, there was one scene that I felt particularly worried about, the scene where Enver and Kurt first meet. This scene has NSFW (not safe for work) content and  I wrote with much trepidation because I am not generally an advocate of bending reality until it breaks. I mean, for Kurt this is a living, so no big deal. But for Enver, he is totally doing something against his character. But that’s the point. After everything he has realized and come to terms with, he’s getting ready to change his life because his wife supports him. Knowing that his wife is behind him provides him enough comfort to be able to do something that is completely outside his realm.

A little over three years ago, I got involved in the BDSM scene. Before that, I was very uncomfortable with sexuality outside the bedroom. However, after getting involved with BDSM, I came to realize that this particular scene was not as fictional as I had originally thought. While being uncharacteristic of everything Enver had encountered up until that point, I believe that for him it is absolutely believable that his first encounter with Kurt be “an out in the open… Oh my god I can’t believe Im doing this” kind of thing.

Having been in situations where I thought with my dick instead of my brain I understand how passion and fantasy can mix in such a way that unreality becomes the only reality. It makes sense to me that the first time something should happen with Kurt it would happen near a place he found comfortable but also in a place Kurt would be in his element as well.

 Of course, these are just my thoughts on the situation.

The BIO:

1045016_323982847734289_1230905151_nWt Prater is a writer, having four short stories in various states of publishing, and approximately thirty works in progress. Just Write and SO Gay is his blog, which he strives to update weekly. He is a producer and host on Blog Talk Radio, partnering with Marketing for Romance Writers of which he helps lead. He is also an Assistant Organizer of the Nashville Writer’s Group. Online, he has active social networking on Facebook, Twitter, Fetlife, Linked In, Tumbler, Goodreads, and Meet Up. In real life, he stays just as busy bouncing around in his non-profit volunteering from the GLBT community to the BDSM community to church community.

The BLURB:

Exercising His Options

When Enver Mann started jogging every morning, it was at his wife’s provocation. After a year, he’s still at it, but now it’s hisaddicktion3cover choice. Little does he know, that choice may open up a whole world to him. While jogging one day, he happens upon two men having sex, and for the first time he wants that. The man with the red hair and the incredible ass. And while his mind might second guess him, his wife doesn’t. When she instigates their encounter, Enver knows he will never look at life, or sex, the same way again.

The EXCERPT:

As Enver Mann looked at Kurt’s hair caught in the wind, and the freckles on the back of his neck that disappeared somewhere into his jacket, Enver wanted nothing more than for this man to lay him down and kiss him. All of course while he was fucking him as hard as he could.  The breeze continued to blow the leaves up and around, creating still more of the tornado like shapes. As the sun continued to peek out of the sky, from behind a cloud, Enver noticed that it now set its gentle light on some places while leaving some spots completely dark.  He looked at Kurt again and saw that the light bounced from his copper hair to his now sweaty shirt. For the first time that he could remember in his life, his mouth actually watered for a sexual act. Thinking of that tender flesh, and the taste he had been yearning for since he had first seen Kurt, he got even harder. Every dream and desire for the last week or so had all involved this man, in some form or fashion. His wife made sure of that.

You can find Wt’s latest story at any of the following locations.  

http://www.breathlesspress.com/index.php?main_page=product_free_shipping_info&cPath=18&products_id=460&zenid=9k2bci5sdle7diob81rcbi6d36

https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-addicktionvol3-1228214-166.html

 

http://www.bookstrand.com/ad-dick-tion-vol-3

A red door…

We all have issues…problems we have to deal with.  The difference is in how we approach them.  Some people are oblivious to the fact they have a problem.  They talk about things that happened in their past and then don’t see the connection when the same issues are in their present.  They feel they are just fine the way they are.  If somebody else has an issue with them, it is always the other person’s problem.  And not seeing a problem, they see nothing that needs to be fixed.

There are also people who recognize their problems and feel that they are unfixable.  Whatever happened in their past that set up the baggage and issues they have now are so monumental that they could never possibly get over it or work through any of it.  They wear a mask for the general public and never let anyone close enough to see the real person behind it.  When they do come across someone who may actually care enough to pry off the mask they run like scalded dogs as far and fast as possible in the opposite direction.

Then there are the lucky few who recognize the need to not only admit their issues but to work through them.  They start letting go of past baggage and realize how much lighter, happier, healthier they feel.  It’s like being a teenager again.  All that wasted energy and happiness build up inside until you feel no choice but to let it out.  You want everyone around you to be as happy as you are.

If you’re like me, when you find that happiness, you don’t have a lot of patience for people who seem to enjoy wallowing in their misery.  Don’t tell me you know what the problem is and then refuse to try and do anything to fix it.  Don’t tell me how unhappy you are, how depressed you feel, and then refuse to talk about things that might help you feel better.

If you want my help, ask for it and then accept what’s offered.  If you want me to understand you, talk to me.  But above all else, be honest with yourself about what the problem is and whether or not you want to fix it.  If you don’t want to be fixed, don’t invite me in.  Because once you open that door I will walk through it.