Tag Archives: Valentine’s Day

Cuff me! Cuff me not!

CuffsWith the movie Fifty Shades of Grey releasing on Valentine’s Day, firefighters in London are wondering how many couples might become stuck in handcuffs or restraints.

NBC world news reports “The London Fire Brigade (LFB) said there had been a surge in incidents of people being stuck while trying to recreate steamy moments from the adult drama, in which a young businessman and his love interest explore bedroom discipline.

Firefighters in the British capital attended 472 incidents involving people being trapped or stuck inside items in 2013/14, the LFB said — a figure that has steadily increased since the “Fifty Shades of Grey” book was released in 2011.”

They even sponsored a “Fifty Shades of Red” awareness campaign back when the book hit the best sellers’ list. Their advice is to keep the keys handy.

On the sales end of the hype, UK home improvement stores have been advised to make sure they keep plenty of rope, fasteners, duct tape and the like in stock. Whether or not you’re a fan of the book or are interested in seeing the movie or not, the phenomena of Fifty Shades has no doubt reached you by some form of media.

I’d also suggest some wire cutters and industrial sheers. Oh yeah, and you need a safe word.

tieI’ve read books that were more erotic and intriguing than Fifty Shades yet this story hooked women. Women who had never read a romance or pick-up a book in ages were nose deep in the sub-culture of BDSM.

As a romance author, I hope the movie initiates more screenplay and TV offers to romance authors and increases sales of all genres of romance books. If nothing else this movie proves to the critiques of romance that it is here to stay.

RosewebSo instead of traditional candy or flowers, this year your Valentine might like a silk tie or furry handcuffs.  Cuff me – cuff me not.

Weekend Writing Warriors -Flash Fiction 8 Sentence: Valentine Surprise

Here’s eight sentences from Cupid in Camo, a Valentine’s short story, for Weekend Writing Warriors 8 sentence Sunday in the romance category. Lindy’s lawyer fiancé is working late on Valentines and she greets him with a surprise. Not finding him in his office, she checks the conference room.

cupitOccasionally, he laid out his briefs on the conference room table.  Setting her camera phone to record, she rounded the corner for the meeting room and burst through the door.  “Happy Valentines Day, baby!”  The colorful array of Mylar whirled in ahead of her dancing, festively.

A feminine screech set Lindy back on her heels. As her field of vision cleared, she spied Brad’s briefs spread on the table alright, right next to his tighty whities, a pink, lacy bra and and matching panties…  Like a Master Card commercial, his expression was priceless.

“Well, isn’t this a YouTube moment,”  Lindy snarled, squinting with her phone still in video mode while the woman scampered behind the enormous table like a frightened deer.

Now it time to check out the other amazing authors at Weekend Writing Warriors.

WhiteDoe_EbookCover_600X900 Hawk shifter, and bad-boy biker, Shane Cheveyo has spent years trying to out ride his secret life and erotic memories of his first love who left without a word. White Doe, is available on All Romance, Amazon, New Dawning Bookfair and Smashwords.