Monday, November 19, 2012

Author Jenna Jaxon and her "Colorful" Guest Post


A Rainbow of Safety
In a world where safe sex is touted as loudly as any other safety precaution, makers of condoms have come up with some novel ideas to help spice up your sex life and make safe sex as fun and appealing as possible.

The hero of my current erotic romance novella, 7 Days of Seduction, Hunter Hopewell, is a strong advocate of novelty and variety in his sexual practices.  But he’s also a safety guy.  So one of his signature practices is to use colorful condoms during his seven-day seduction of the book’s heroine, Ashley.

Condoms can come in every color under the sun.  Major condom manufacturers, like Lifestyles, Crown, and Durex, offer standard Green, Yellow, Blue, and Red.  Some offer in addition Orange, Black, Purple and one company offers a Tri-Color condom in Red, White, and Blue for those patriotic folks.


Elizabeth Bodsky, a writer, researcher and health educator on sexually transmitted diseases, warns that users need to make sure that the colored condoms they intend to use are designed for the purpose of safe sex and are not just a novelty item.  But once that is established, colored condoms can be “a fun way to spice up your sex life.”

A variation on the colored condom--which also makes an appearance in 7 Days--is the glow-in-the-dark condom.  Another novelty, this condom is as effective as any other latex condom, but with the “added fun of making the penis extremely bright and visible during sex,” according to Condomania.  Ashley’s ex-boyfriend, Sam, surprises her with a pack of glow-in-the-dark condoms and is eager to use them because he “wanted to see that glowing going in and out of her.”  Sam’s “ghostly” member is the hit of the party.

To get the glow effect, you have to expose the condom to light for about 30 seconds or so, and the glow lasts for at least 15 minutes and up to an hour.  To recharge the glow, simply re-expose the condom to light (no need to take it off, either!).

Using colored or glow-in-the-dark condoms is a pleasant change to many people’s rather routine sex lives.  It’s just one of the many and varied ways I tried to make Hunter adventuresome and still safety conscious. 

“Colorful” can have so many connotations!  Have fun and explore them all in 7 Days of Seduction.

Blurb: Ashley Thompson had a wild time at her party last Friday night. Maybe too wild. She wakes to find a video of her in the middle of a ménage a trois with her ex-boyfriend and a gorgeous stranger. Unable to remember anything about the night, other than the hot sex she sees on the computer screen, Ashley begins a search for Mr. Hunk. She has no luck until he unexpectedly shows up–in her shower.
 
Hunter Hopewell intends to introduce Ash to a variety of sexual experiences he finds fun and exciting. He proposes a week long series of “colorful” encounters designed to seduce Ashley out of her kink comfort zone.

As their week of escalating pleasure intensifies, Ashley must choose to let go of her inhibitions or risk losing the best damn lover she’s ever had.

Excerpt: 
     The bathroom door opened and closed. Her hands froze.
     "Damn it, Sam. Why is it every time I take a shower you have to pee? Couldn't you just hold it for once? Or pee in a cup, for God's sake?"
     "I'm not Sam. And I don't have to pee."
     Ashley's eyes popped open and the bottle of body wash hit the tub with a loud thunk. The husky voice she'd heard on yesterday's video and in this morning's dream was richer in person. Sexier. Her heart took off like a deer after a shotgun blast. She peered at the shower door, seeing only a shadowy figure through the opaque glass. Well thank, God, for that. He couldn't see her either.
     "Hello? Are you there, Ash?" The amusement in his tone brought her back to earth.
     "Yeah, I'm here. And just who the hell are you?"
     "I'm Hunter Hopewell. Sorry we didn't really get introduced the other night."
     "No shit." Damn. The all-important name meant nothing. The spray from the shower roared in her ears and Ashley took a step toward the shower door.
     "So who are you? I mean, you say Hunter Hopewell, but I don't know you. And you know me."
     "Yes, I do. I've never met you, but I've been interested in you for a while now."
     Despite the hot water, chills raced over her body, standing her hair on end. Oh, my God. A stalker. I've attracted a stalker. And I'm shut in a bathroom with him. Suddenly, she couldn't breathe.
     "You work over in English at the university." He knew where she worked. "And I've seen you around the campus." He'd been watching her.
     She wrapped her arms around her chest, shielding her body as best she could. Maybe Sam would come in.
     "You're a beautiful girl, Ashley. With lots of potential."
     Potential for what? Needing to breathe or pass out, she gasped in air.
     "I think you should leave." Where the balls came from to utter that sentence, she had no idea.
     "Why?" His voice rose an octave.
     "Because you're scaring the crap out of me."

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Author Bio: Jenna Jaxon is a multi-published author of historical and contemporary romance.  She is currently finishing revisions to Betrothal, the first book in the Time Enough to Love series.  Her Georgian novel, Only Scandal Will Do, the first in a series of five interconnecting novels, was released in July 2012.  Work on the second book of the series, Only Marriage Will Do, has begun.  Her third full-length novel, As Long As You’re Mine, set in Victorian London and Richmond, Virginia is currently out to an agent.

Jenna has been reading and writing historical romance since she was a teenager.  A romantic herself, she has always loved a dark side to the genre, a twist, suspense, a surprise.  She tries to incorporate all of these elements into her own stories. She lives in Virginia with her family and a small menagerie of pets.  When not reading or writing, she indulges her passion for the theatre, working with local theatres as a director.  She often feels she is directing her characters on their own private stage. 

She has equated her writing to an addiction to chocolate because once she starts she just can’t stop.

Be sure to visit Jenna atBlog

 

23 comments:

  1. I have to say, the last time I saw a condom was over 30 years ago. I had no idea.

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    1. Me either until I started doing research for this book. The things you do in the name of writing romance...erotic romance, at least! LOL Thanks for coming by, Ella.

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  2. Glow in the dark - love it! Great post :-)

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    1. I really would like to see one of those in action myself. Purley for research purposes, mind you. LOL Thanks for coming by, Daryl. :)

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  3. I wanted to say a big "Thank You!" to Melissa for hosting me and my "colorful" book today on [Insert clever quip here]. You're a fantastic hostess! :)

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  4. Thanks for the condom lesson! lol Enjoyed your excerpt...this book sounds fun!!!

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    1. You're welcome! LOL Always happy to give a public service! Thanks for coming by, Christine! I hope you get to enjoy 7 Days sometime. :)

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  5. LOL, awesome post, Jenna. I haven't used a condom in years. The only reason I knew about coloured condoms was because Kramer had a bag of them on Seinfeld.

    Loved your excerpt.

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    1. I found out about the glow-in-the-dark ones from Grey's Anatomy! LOL Thanks for coming by, Brenda!

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  6. Hehehe - Loved the blog post and the lesson. Best wishes on your book, Jenna.

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    1. Thank you, Sheri. Glad you enjoyed them. :)

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  7. Wow, that excerpt...I would have called 911 in a second...except only the mentally disturbed carry a phone into the shower with them. That's the hero? Boy do you have your job cut out for you.

    And I been you have us loving him in no time at all. lol

    Stalker romance. lol

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    1. The gremlins are altering my words.
      And I BET you have us.....

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    2. LOL! I know all about those gremlins! Hunter's a bit dominating, but we all need someone to push us out of our comfort zones. Way out of it sometimes! :) He's a handful for sure. But very caring when you get to know him. Thanks for coming by, Liza!

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  8. Fantastic post, Ladies! Loooved this book, Jenna! :D

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    1. Thanks so much, chica! So glad you enjoyed it!

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  9. I always learn so much from your blos posts. LOL

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    1. Glad to oblige, Sharon! LOL Thanks for coming by!

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  10. At a bridal shower, I once saw mint flavored condoms. No, I didn't taste it! LOL

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    1. Now that's a new one on me! Although I'm not at all surprised. Bet that one gives you a minty new perspective! LOL I'll have to work those into another story. :) Thanks for sharing, D'Ann!

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  11. Hurray! Thanks for stopping by, ladies. Very glad to have you here today, Jenna. :)

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  12. Oh, thank you for having me, Melissa! It's been a fun day. Dare I say, "colorful?" LOL

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  13. Thank you Jenna, exactly what I need to know right now LOL

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