Category Archives: Relationships

Why be positive? Why I started daily #Motivation memes

Monday through Friday on Facebook, I post a daily “Motivation,” a positive, inspirational message. Many people have responded to it “positively,” and I get quite a few thank yous and shares. I’m happy when a message I’ve posted helps somebody, … Continue reading

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On 23 years of marriage, banana pudding, secrets, and #spanking…

This month my husband and I celebrated our 23rd wedding anniversary. We’ve been together for a total of 28 years. Also this month, I learned he loves banana pudding. After 28 years, how could I not have known this? I … Continue reading

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Educating His Bride: A naughty nooner with a catch #NFSW

Newylwed Margaret is married to her former professor. In this  excerpt, she visits her husband at the college she used to attend. She gets a lesson in “nooners.” An Excerpt from Educating His Bride “You forgot your lunch.” She glanced … Continue reading

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#SpankA2Z: B is for the BEST of conversations with my husband

Welcome to day 2 of the 2nd Annual Spanking A to Z blog challenge. Throughout June, spanking fiction authors will post a blog corresponding to a different letter of the alphabet, beginning with A and ending with Z. Many of … Continue reading

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Why do people have sex? #WriteTip #SexScenes

Why do people have sex? Hint: It’s not about horniness. Of course, sometimes the reason can be that simple: to scratch an itch, but often there is a strong emotional component that is expressed sexually. People engage in sexual intercourse … Continue reading

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The best of times, the worst of times…on nighttime sex and nooners…

One thing I’ve noticed about erotic romances is that characters tend to engage in sex whenever the mood strikes them. Oh, they may procrastinate or resist for the sake of building sexual tension, but one factor that never seems to … Continue reading

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This erotic romance author’s (un)romantic marriage proposal…

Last week I mentioned that my husband and I were celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary and shared details of how we met. For your amusement, I’d like to reveal how my beloved proposed marriage. As an author, I should jump … Continue reading

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The kind of man I could go for…

It wasn’t love at first sight when I met my husband, but my exact thoughts when I saw him were: “That’s the kind of man I could go for.” I belonged to Toastmasters, a organization for people who enjoy or … Continue reading

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11 facts about my husband…

I’ve shared a number of details about me, but do you ever wonder about “Mr. Cara Bristol?” The man behind the author? Here are a few tidbits about my husband. He is the most competent person I know. A true … Continue reading

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Pleasing your man… 10 ways to say ‘I love you’ to HIM…

Many articles suggesting nonverbal ways to say ‘I love you’ seem suited more for the women wrote them. While a man might recognize the meaning intended in a candlelight bubble bath or rose petals strewn through the house, chances are … Continue reading

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