Sunday, 29 June 2014

#AdultSexEdMonth - The Rise of the 3D Print Out Sex Toy Industry

#AdultSexEdMonth is almost over, and here's my contribution. Be sure to check out more great articles from and Sex in Words. Head over to twitter and search the hashtag #AdultSexEdMonth for tons of informative reads. If you're an erotica or erotic romance author, this stuff is invaluable research.

The Rise of the 3D Print Out Sex Toy Industry
Anita Lawless

When Roxxy and I wrote the second volume of the Surrender Series, Surrender Ever After, we researched the 3D print out sex toy industry because one of our main characters was a 3D print out sex toy inventor. To some readers this might sound like a futuristic fantasy, but the 3D print out sex toy industry is on the verge of booming in the near future. While this industry is still in a start up phase, the advantages of having personalized sex toys could make 3D print sex toys soar as the technology improves.

The sex toy industry alone grosses about $15 billion dollars a year, and during the recession, sales of sex toys and sex related products went up (just look at how much erotica and erotic romance sells on Amazon and other online retailers). With the 3D print out sex toy industry, you get the added benefit of customizing your toys. A penis of your choice can quite literally be scanned in three dimensions. A virtual model of said penis, or your preference of genitalia, is then made. This virtual model is then printed out using a 3D printer to make an exact, three dimensional copy of said genitalia.

And now that 3D printers have become more affordable—you can pick certain consumer models up for $2000—the individual can go to an open source online forum that shares sex toy designs, like Maker Love, pick out their favorite toy, and print it out right at home. If you’re a person who doesn’t like to receive your toys in the mail, or go to an adult shop to pick them up, due to embarrassment or what not, this gives you the added advantage of complete privacy. Send the command for the dildo to your 3D printer and voila! Instant sex toy.

There are still drawbacks to this new innovation in the sex toy industry however. For instance, not too many designers and sites selling the print out toys are yet using the actual printers to make the toys themselves. This is due to the fact that the toys printed out may not be safe for insertion into the body. Not all plastics are safe for insertion. As well, these 3D printers print using a process that involves using plastic strands that construct the toy, and these strands are still noticeable in the final outcome. This can result in a rough surface that isn’t exactly comfortable to use as a sex toy, and it also means that body fluids can get trapped in the small holes between the strands, which means bacteria can grow in these areas. So many 3D print out sex toy makers use the printer to make a mold of the sex toy chosen, then they pour silicone into the mold to create the desired product.

But with more and more 3D printer sex toy brands cropping up across the internet, it’s only a matter
of time before the toys themselves are printed regularly using the actual machine. One company, Velv'Or, offers nylon sex toys for men, which they refer to as ‘gentlemen’s jewelry.’ Some companies are even printing the sex toys using ceramic, which is safe for insertion into the body.

The 3D print out sex toy industry also offers a wealth of options and diversity. For instance, small bullet vibrators can be inserted into some toys. You can scan your own penis or vagina for your partner, and with the open source file sharing you can get any size, shape, or style of penis or vagina that you choose. No longer does your dildo or pocket pussy have to be molded from just a porn star’s genitalia. A sex toy has even been made out of a bust of Freud. There’s also a Hello Pussycat vibrator and even a Justin Bieber sex toy.

As 3D printing technology improves and the toys become more and more body safe, many predict this industry will continue to grow more and more profitable. After all, it satisfies a basic need that’s never going to go away: our human want of sex and the pleasure that comes with it. And it also allows consumers to have a fully customizable toy, or use open source file sharing to get any toy they choose. Add to this the benefit of being more discreet than mail order or going into an adult sex shop, and you can see why 3D print out sex toys may be the next big thing in the sex industry.

And Surrender Ever After is FREE right now at Kobo until July 2! Click on the book cover below to grab your June free reads from the Wild & Lawless Writers. 

Friday, 27 June 2014

June Free Reads

Hi readers & friends,

Here are your June free reads! Since I was a little late this month, I'm offering up two free reads. First, you can grab Hostage of Lust for free at Amazon until July 1. Click the book cover or link below it to grab a copy now.

Hostage of Lust FREE at Amazon

And from today until July 2, you can pick up Surrender Ever After for free at Kobo. Just click the book cover or link below it to grab your copy now. 

Monday, 23 June 2014

Book Boyfriend Hangover Takeover

Hey friends and readers,

Come join me today from 1pm to 5 pm EST for my Book Boyfriend Hangover Takeover. The wonderful gals at BBH have given me page power for four hours, and we'll have tons of great giveaways, excerpts, a cover reveal, and lots more goodies in store. Click the link in this paragraph, or below, to like the page and join us! Many thanks going out to Laney, Maria, Aburey, Paige, Erin, and Tiffany for letting me party hard with them and all of you. We're going to have a blast, so don't miss it!

Anita xox

Saturday, 21 June 2014

#AREBLAST Summer Sale

Hey readers & friends,

Thanks so much for joining us for Book Boyfriend Hangover's 5K Bash yesterday, and congrats to all our winners!

Today, AllRomance Ebooks is running a one day sale, and we've got discounted titles up for grabs. Here's a list of our ebooks that are part of the #AREBLAST sale. We'll be tweeting some later, also. Just look for books tagged with the #AREBLAST at the AllRomance Ebooks site to get great deals.

99 cents - #AREBLAST

Keep checking back, because we'll have your monthly free reads announced soon. Also, we've got a sizzling giveaway planned for July! 

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Book Boyfriend Hangover's 5K Bash

Hey readers & friends,

Come join me and a ton of other great authors June 20 from 7am to 11pm for Book Boyfriend Hangover's 5K Bash! I'll be giving away 3 copies of Bad Boy Werewolf and 3 copies of Claimed by the Bad Boy, during my takeover from 12pm to 12:30pm. Click the pic below to like the BBH Bash page now!

Here's a list of the authors who will be doing takeovers during the bash. They'll be great prizes and lots more. It'll be a kickass party! Hope to see you there.

Over 25 amazing authors will be here to help celebrate with girls of BBH!!

Current Friday Takeover Schedule: 

8:30 AM-9:00 AM Jennifer Domenico
9:00 AM-9:30 AM Jordan Deen
9:30 AM-10:00 AM CA Harms
10:00 AM-10:30 AM Khul Waters 
10:30 AM-11:00 AM C.E. Black
11:00 AM-11:30 AM Ellie Hart
11:30 AM-12:00 PM Meghan Quinn
12:00 PM- 12:30 PM Anita Lawless
12:30 Pm- 1:00 PM Victoria Valentine,
1:00 PM- 1:30 PM E.J. Shortall
1:30 PM-2:00 PM Rebecca Sherwin
2:00 PM-2:30 PM Liv Honeywell
2:30 PM- 3:00 PM A.D. Ellis
3:00 PM- 3:30 PM Tali Alexander
3:30 PM- 4:00 PM C.A. Williams
4:00 PM- 4:30 PM Simon Okill
4:30 PM- 5:00 PM Faith Hope
5:00 PM- 5:30 PM Barbara Speak
5:30 PM-6:00 PM Phoebe Alexander
6:00 PM- 6:30 PM S. R. Watson
6:30 PM- 7:00 PM Nina Mason
7:00 PM- 7:30 PM alexandrea weis
7:30 PM- 8:00 PM Paige Tyler
8:00 PM- 8:30 PM P.T. MACIAS
8:30 PM- 9:00 PM Tricia Daniels
9:00 PM- 9:30 PM Rosanna Leo
9:30 PM-10:00 PM B.A. Wolfe
10:00 PM-10:30 PM T.H. Snyder 
10:30 PM-11:00 PM MJ Fields

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Shifters & Bad Boys Bundle

Shifters & Bad Boys Bundle
Anita Lawless, C.J. Sneere & Leigh Foxlee

About: This bundle includes five ebooks filled with fallen rockstars, shifters, punk rockers, and more bad boy alphas with attitude. Scorching man love and bdsm romance from Amazon and All Romance bestsellers Anita Lawless, C.J. Sneere, and Leigh Foxlee.

This ebook bundle includes:

The Story of Jack & James (MM with ménage scenes. Jack The Lad Series), which includes:
Jack The Lad
Jack & James
In Jack’s Bed
Jack’s Betrayal
Jack’s Bachelor Party
Bonus Story: The Wedding Of Jack & James

Waking Up Werewolf (MMM. The Complete Series), which includes:
Waking Up Werewolf
Vicious Vampire Love
Troll Takedown
Passion Inside Purity
Bonus Story: Christmas Wolf

Cherry’s Sex Exploration (MF with ménage scenes. Cherry On Top Series), which includes:
Cherry On Top
Cherry’s Sex Education
Spanking Cherry
Cherry’s First Gang Bang
Bonus Story: Cherry’s Sex Exploration

Bad Boy Werewolf: Bad Boys of BDSM Vol. 1 (MF)

Claimed by the Bad Boy: Bad Boys of BDSM Vol. 2 ( MF with ménage scenes)

Bonus Excerpt from Bad Boy Biker: Bad Boys of BDSM Vol. 3 (MM)

Excerpt from Cherry On Top (Cherry’s Sex Exploration):

“You’ve got to be joking.” I crossed my arms over my breasts, scowled at the former glam sensation sitting in the chair next to me. Then I glared at the executor. “This is ridiculous.”

“Bloody right it is,” Lenny muttered.

The executor cleared his throat, looked over the will once more. “Those are your brother’s terms, Ms. Logan. You are to own the Purple Pleasure Dome, and live in the apartment above it, with Mr. McDougall, for one year.”

“There is no way I can live with her for a year.” Lenny blew a thatch of teased hair from his dark brown eyes.

I raised an eyebrow at him, met his look of contempt with one of my own. “It’ll be a picnic for me, I’m sure.” To the executor, I said, “What if I walk away, refuse to do this?”

He scanned the terms. “Then you forfeit the rights to your brother’s Vavoom shares, also.”

I frowned at him. “Excuse me?”

Lenny explained instead. “It’s a vibrator your brother invented. It’s worth millions. Damn shame I wasn’t in on that with him, too.”

“I don’t believe I asked you,” I snapped, catching his shrug in my peripheral.

Ignoring me, Lenny leaned forward, placing his long fingers on the desk. “What if I forfeit?”

The executor sighed. His expression grew tired. “Then you forfeit your investment in the Purple Pleasure Dome.”

Lenny drummed the desk. His angular, handsome face grew taut as he appeared to consider this. “Apartment and all?”

Nodding, the executor folded his hands in front of him, placing them atop the blotter.

“Sonofa...” Lenny sighed, gave me a dark scowl that turned his beauty ugly for a moment. Then he sat back in his chair and chewed a fingernail. “I can’t believe that bastard did this to me.”

I shot him a glare, wishing it really held daggers. “To you? I’m his sister.”

He waved a non-committal hand at me, barely glanced my way. “Yeah, but you two didn’t always get along. Doesn’t count.”

“Doesn’t count? Bullshit!” I stood up tall, stretching to my full five-foot-four, jutting my tits out more than I meant to. Lenny had a good eyeful of pert, medium-sized boobs. He noticed I caught him staring, and gave a lecherous grin. I blushed. If we weren’t in the executor’s office, I’d have clocked him one.

“Please, Ms. Logan, sit down,” the executor admonished, and Lenny snickered, adding to my embarrassment—and my desire to hit the bastard my dead brother once called best friend.

“So, let me get this straight,” I said, after a deep, calming breath. “After one year, I can sell my half to Lenny, take my profit, and get away from this derelict?” I pointed.

Lenny shot the daggers this time, and muttered something under his breath I couldn’t make out.

The executor nodded.

“Fine, let’s get this over with,” I said. “How bad can one year with,” I looked Lenny up and down, “him be?

If my brother Alan weren’t already dead, I would’ve killed him for this. I was now co-owner of a small but successful adult entertainment store. And I’d have to live above it, with a man I hated, for one year. But I could use the cash from selling my half to Lenny, plus Alan’s vibrator shares, to pay off school loans.

It wouldn’t be so bad, though, I reasoned, as Lenny and I left the lawyer’s office. I’d be at the institute most days. Studying to be a financial planner took up a huge chunk of my time, so it wouldn’t be hard to avoid each other a lot.

This was my brother’s poor idea of a practical joke. I could almost see him laughing at the two of us, from some afterlife in a dimly lit bar. Bastard. He and Lenny had been best pals since Grade 11, when Lenny had moved to our small town. Back then he was a wannabe rock star with a laid back attitude, and as much a practical joker as Alan. Me, I was more like my parents. Practical, studious, and emotionally cautious.

Lenny and I were like oil and water. Though I only knew him a short time before my parents split, and I went to live with Mom while Alan stayed with dad. My brother, ever the rebel, had stayed best friends with the now ex-rock star until Alan died climbing Mount. Fuji.

One year with a bad Marc Bolan knock off. I would survive.


10 Days Later

I got back to the store late from the institute, and Lenny had already locked up. Fumbling for my key in the rain, I cursed him while I let myself inside.

So far, ten days spent with him had its ups and down. In one word, Lenny was boisterous. Learning about sex toys with him was an adventure, to say the least. He exuded a natural sexuality that was hard to resist, I had to admit. His brown eyes were almost black, and he had a way of using them on women. I’d watched him seduce a lady customer with those lost little boy expressions he’d give, and he’d tried the tactic on me more than once over our short time together. If I was honest, living with him was a kind of sexual hell. Sharing the apartment with him was especially tortuous, since he made sure to walk around in next to nothing often. Came out of the shower dripping wet in the tiniest towel possible. While he wasn’t a bulging muscle man, Lenny was fit and nice to look at. Tall and sinewy, but not too thin. Just the right amount of weight and muscle on him.

So far I’d resisted his charms. While I wasn’t a prude, I was a virgin. Oh, sure, I’d researched sex, popped my cherry long ago with the help of sex toys, but I’d never had a live penis in my pussy. The way I saw it, sexual release was great, but men were a pain in the ass. Love was an even bigger pain, and I wasn’t about to let either veer me off course with my life plans.

Still, I had thought for a while I’d like to just get it over with. Experience sex with a warm, sexy male, even if it just happened once. And Lenny was a viable option.

The interior of the store was doused in shadow. From the back room, a sheet of light spilled across the carpet. I left the lights off, let my eyes adjust to the darkness, and crept forward. The sound of two people talking came from the storage area.

As I neared the counter, where a rainbow display of dildos sat inside the glass casing, the voices grew clear. Words mixed with moans and groans of pleasure.

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Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Virtual Writers Presents: Double Alchemy Climax Tour

Hi readers & friends, We're pleased to welcome back Susan Mac Nicol as part of her Double Alchemy Climax tour. Read on for more tour info, author bio, an excerpt, and all buy links!

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About Double Alchemy: Climax (Double Alchemy Book #2)

  • Title: Double Alchemy: Climax (Double Alchemy Book #2)
  • Author: Susan Mac Nicol
  • Publisher: Boroughs Publishing Group
  • Release Date: 22nd May, 2014
  • Genre: M/M Paranormal Romance
Powerful modern warlock Quinn Fairmont found ecstasy with the silver-eyed and not-quite-human Cade Mairston, but to know true happiness the pair must best both the shadow of a long-ago lover and an ancient enemy who seeks to destroy love, light and all they hold dear.

It begins with a Book of Shadows discovered by a London coven. The grimoire is as dangerous as it is rare, which is why it evokes modern-day warlock Quinn Fairmont’s desire. He collects objects of great power and beauty—like his lover, Cade Mairston.

Against all odds he and Cade found each other, but their perils have just begun. First is the ex-lover who once held Quinn in thrall. And, someone has been killing warlocks. Could it be one of his own kind? There are those too who would challenge Quinn’s power in their quest to overthrow him as Grand Master. Or is the danger something darker, something invoked inadvertently, rising from the shadows, building from the very inside of a man until it brings an end with a quick flash of light? Of the truth, the surface has only been scratched. Now Quinn and Cade must go deeper and find both answers and an end. They must learn what lurks in the hearts of men…and whether it seeks to love or destroy.

Praise for Double Alchemy (Book #1)

I love Paranormal stories & I'm a huge fan of Susan Mac Nicol's M/M books. In this book, she brings both genres together & gives us this amazing story. With her master storytelling, she takes us into the mystical & magical world of Witches, Warlocks, Withinners & Feys. A world where danger lurks in the shadows.” - Maria Recchia 

“I stayed up all night reading this story. Susan has a way of writing that is different than anyone else. She's uniquely brilliant at weaving a tale that brings out my emotions. I have laughed in every one of her stories. That's incredible for me. Not just a smile, but a laugh. I love that. This book needs to be read. You won’t be disappointed.” - Author Kindle Alexander

“Susan Mac Nicol has created a complex and fully realized fantasy world…. Quinn is the star of this novel, taking out the bad guy and learning how to trust in Cade’s love enough to share his unsavory past.” Library Journal

 I completely loved this beautifully and highly detailed written Paranormal story! This wasn't a predictable story by any means. How Susan Mac Nicol takes us on a ride through this very creative and engrossing world that you will not forget, anytime soon and will be wanting more and more of it. I am a huge fan of this author and Double Alchemy, doesn't disappoint by any means at all. I highly recommend this hot, steamy, love, paranormal and so beautifully written story!” Paul Berry

 “Susan Mac Nicol brings us another sexilicious m/m romance but also takes us into a magyckal world of Warlocks, Withinners, Fae, Witchfinders and Witches… I loved the combination of the magyck and the m/m romance storyline. I am so glad Ms Mac Nicol is not keeping us waiting as the second book in the series will be released 22nd May 2014. I highly recommended this book to read and is an absolute five star rating from me.” Foxylutely Book Reviews

Praise for Susan Mac Nicol

"We have to re-iterate that this Author will always be an automatic one-click for us. Her writing is flawless and her flawed characters are completely lovable. There’s always something quirky and fun in her stories as well as drama, angst and heaps of passion! We can highly recommend!!" - Gitte & Jenny - Totally Booked Blog

"Susan has been hailed as a genius writer of male/male literature. Her Saving Alexander has been nominated for several awards and has been reviewed widely. Congrats on all your success, Susan. You have earned it." - Gay Lit Authors

Purchase links for DOUBLE ALCHEMY (Book #1)
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About Susan Mac Nicol

Susan Mac Nicol was born in Leeds, UK, and left for South Africa when she was eight. She returned to the UK thirty years later and now lives in Essex. Her debut novel Cassandra by Starlight, the first in a trilogy, was published last year by Boroughs Publishing Group in the US. Sue’s latest story, Double Alchemy: Climax is her sixth m/m romance.

Sue has written since she was very young, and never thought she would see herself becoming a Romance writer, being a horror/psychological thriller reader all her life. But the Romance genre is now something very close to her heart and she intends continuing the trend.

Sue is a member of the Romance Writers of America and the Romantic Novelists Association here in the UK.

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Double Alchemy: Climax Excerpt

Quinn’s eyes flashed violently at his uncle. “I am not fucking losing him to the depths of a bloody Hampstead Heath pond.”
He knelt down beside Cade again, closing his eyes as he tried once more to heal, but the wound just kept seeping blood, now at a much slower rate than before. Cade’s face was ash white, his dark hair standing out starkly against the deathly pallor of his face.
Quinn. Your Cade is nearly gone. You have to put him in the water now before it is too late. There is no time for your modern medicine. He will not survive unless you do it now. The Water Sprites will take him and heal him as long as there is still a spark of life left in him.
“I can’t. Don’t ask me to do that. I can’t.” Quinn’s voice was strangled as he struggled to compose himself. His body was cold, his mind sluggish and he had never felt so desperate.
Daniel strode forward and despite his small and wiry frame, he picked Cade up in his arms. He looked at Quinn, his voice resolute. “He’s dying. This may be the only way to save him.”
Quinn growled and reached out with a hand to hold him back. Daniel sidestepped him and looked at him with a resolute expression. “You can hurt me if you want but it won’t help Cade. This is all we have left to try before he dies.”
Quinn’s hand still gripped him tightly and the older man winced.
“If anyone is going to do this, it’s going to be me.” Quinn’s voice cracked and he held out his arms. Wordlessly, Daniel placed Cade in Quinn’s outstretched arms and Quinn pulled his lover closer to his body. He walked down to the water’s edge and waded in as Daniel watched helplessly from the bank, his face stark. Quinn gently laid Cade down in the water. He seemed to float for a while, hair spreading about in the water like black smoke. His face was still, eyes closed as Quinn held tightly onto his cold hand, rubbing his thumb over the engagement ring. Quinn’s vision blurred as tears filled his eyes.
You need to let Cade go. Let him join his kind below the water. Trust me.
Taliesin’s voice was soft, compassionate. Quinn heaved a shuddering sigh as Daniel joined him in the water, laying a comforting arm on his.
“I can’t—” Quinn shook his head in grief, his heart breaking.
His uncle took hold of his shoulders, firmly holding him back. “There’s no other way, son. Let him go.”
Quinn relinquished his grip on Cade’s hand, standing there as he heard a soft splash and saw the water rippling around them. As they watched, two sets of pale hands emerged out of the water, and slowly, lovingly, Cade was dragged gently beneath the dark waters of the pond. Quinn saw the hand with his ring on it slowly disappear under the water. It was the last glimpse he had of the man he loved.