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#ReadHotter, Go Deeper

By Alexa Day

The best protection from winter temperatures? It’s the #ReadHotter challenge. Just choosing the books is enough to give a girl a warm glow, right? Where would I find a kink that&…

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Dead On! Rejoicing for Richonne

By Alexa Day

I’m writing this on Monday, almost a full day after watching the most recent episode of The Walking Dead, “The New World.” I’ve spent most of the day staring of…

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Fatal Error: A Ban on Robot Sex? Already?

The Robot Sex. A polarizing issue. But should it be? Shouldn’t we just capitalize it and call it a day?

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Shouldn't we be more concerned that Roy is going to hurt *my* feelings? Shouldn’t we be more concerned that Roy is going to hurt *my* feelings?

By Alexa Day

Longtime visitors to this blog perhaps remember a post I wrote a while back about robot sex. I am, not surprisingly if you know me, very much in favor of robot sex, and I’m pretty excited about the possibilities emerging in the field.

So this Saturday, I found myself a little conflicted by the very first link in our Sexy Saturday Round Up. My esteemed colleague, Madeline Iva, directed me to a story about a call for a ban on robot sex.

A ban on robot sex. To my knowledge, no one is actually having robot sex at this particular time. But no matter. Someone still stands ready to deny you that pleasure.

I tried to keep an open mind. I popped open a frosty cold beverage and considered why a…

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No Roads Lead to Rome: The Tragedy of Magic Mike XXL

They put Rome in a corner.

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She's wearing the pants in this movie, neighbors. What a shame. She’s wearing the pants in this movie, neighbors. What a shame.

By Alexa Day

Last week, I was struggling with my fears that Magic Mike XXL would turn out to be everything people said it was. A feminist stripper movie, which did not distract its primarily female audience with a plot or anything that might prove disturbing. Two hours of gentle reassurance that yes, you are pretty and men should be nicer to you! An evening of gentle hand-holding and slightly adventurous sexuality.

Basically, I was afraid it would turn out to be the gummy vitamin of stripper movies. Not frightfully stimulating, but good for you in small doses.

I also said I would eat all 800+ words of last week’s post if I was wrong.

And I was wrong about a couple of things. I was also right about something. Then, on top of that, I was disappointed by things I…

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Hey, What’s Your Number?

When it comes to The Number, how much approval do we really need?

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But did I carry the one? (This image was made by Loadmaster (David R. Tribble).) But did I carry the one?
(This image was made by Loadmaster (David R. Tribble).)

By Alexa Day

In yesterday’s Sexy Saturday Round-Up, my colleague Elizabeth Shore provided a link to a sexual history calculator. It’s over on Slate, and it collects your age, your gender (I know, I rolled my eyes here, too, but it’s necessary), and the number of people you’ve slept with. You plug this information in, and after a brief pause, during which the calculator wants to reassure you that this is supposed to be fun for you, you get a chart that compares your info with that of other people in your age group.

Simply put, the calculator is here to tell you — just for fun! — whether you’ve slept with more people or fewer people than the rest of your demographic.

So, just for fun, I plugged in my info, and…

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F*cking Outside the Lines: Erotic Romance’s Squicks and Surprises

So where do you draw the line?

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You going to say no to a title like that? Click and try it. You going to say no to a title like that? Click and try it.

By Alexa Day

I told someone not long ago that I was willing to read anything, as long as it was well written. It didn’t take long for me to realize that wasn’t altogether true. It turns out that I do have hard limits. Hang ups. Turn-offs. Squicks. I just don’t push those particular boundaries very often, and it turns out that having an untested boundary is much like not having a boundary at all.

Take dino porn. We have discussed dino porn before. You can look for it on Amazon if you want, but be warned that Amazon will then believe that you are interested in it and suggest future purchases accordingly. Dino porn, like Bigfoot porn, is one of those things that lies outside my boundaries. No matter how well dino porn is written…

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Fifty Shades of Grim Acceptance: Living with the Hatred of “That Book”

I can’t stop it; I can only learn to live with it.

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If you hated That Book (as I did), this book will help you live with it. If you hated That Book (as I did), this book will help you live with it. Click to buy.

By Alexa Day

If you’re following me on social media (which I encourage) or in real life (those folks, sadly, are stuck with me), then you’re well aware of my feelings toward Fifty Shades of Grey. You know that I insist on calling it out of its name; I refer to it as That Book with the Tie. You know that I will dive for the remote rather than let the movie trailer play on any television in my home. You know that it is one of only two books I’ve been ashamed to be seen with. (The other, for trivia’s sake, was Why He Didn’t Call You Back, a dating book which also no longer resides with me.)

In short, if you know me, you know that I…

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The Guys Have It: What Makes a Man’s Romance?

Celebrating release weekend for my new short story, “1-800,” I wondered what makes a man’s romance manly. Hmm.

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It's the thought that counts ... but some thoughts count more than others. It’s the thought that counts … but some thoughts count more than others.

By Alexa Day

It’s been a very exciting week! My colleague, C. Margery Kempe, loaned me her blog day so that I could celebrate my new release, “1-800.” It’s a hot little story told from the male POV, about how one man’s search for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift leads him to a sexually explicit home shopping channel. The story’s out today on Amazon, and I’ve enjoyed reading this week’s posts on What Men Want.

I’ve only gotten to visit the male voice intermittently as a romance writer, but I enjoy hanging out on the dude’s side of the book. While it’s certainly a story for both men and women, “1-800” is supposedly a men’s romance, but what makes a men’s romance a men’s romance?

Is it coarse language? My vision of the erotic romance for men…

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Is Seduction Dead? No. Not Yet.

I feel better about the future of seduction now. At least I think I do.

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When did this become Point B? (Image by Pavalache Stelian) When did this become Point B?
(Image by Pavalache Stelian)

By Alexa Day

Long ago, I briefly dated a man called Bob. Bob was not his name, mind you. But it is what my wingwoman and I called him.

Bob was not the sort of man I usually dated. He was far more established and more successful and more confident than the guys I was used to, and I dated some pretty successful, confident guys. But I couldn’t sort out whether I was attracted to Bob — or attracted enough to him. That confusion was interesting, in a way, after I’d gotten used to being sure right away, and it freed me to concentrate more on whether I was enjoying Bob’s company instead of sizing him up as a sex partner.

In other words, I had no idea at all where things were going with Bob, and I liked that.

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Looking for “Alexa Day naked”? There’s good news and bad news.

So were you looking for the naked Alexa Day? If so, hey, no shame. Seriously. But there’s good news and bad news.

Bad news first: I’m not *that* Alexa Day. I’m fully clothed out here all the time, and that is probably the way you want it.

The good news is this: I write erotica and erotic romance. So there’s a pretty decent amount of nudity in my work, even if I’m not actively participating in it.

Now if you’re a guy — forgive me for making that presumption, but I figure most folks looking for the naked Alexa Day are dudes — I may have a story coming out just for you, just in time for Valentine’s Day. That’s right. An erotic story, just for men, and just for Valentine’s Day. You can share it with your significant others if you want, but really, I meant it for you to keep.

Want to know more? Keep watching this space. I should have more info in the coming days and weeks.

And good luck finding naked Alexa. Seriously, try turning off the SafeSearch in Google. That worked for me.