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Friday, February 12, 2010

Be My Valentine Blog Tour

Welcome to the tour! This is the link you need click if you've lost your way or happen to stumble onto this post. http://booknibbles.com/blogtour/list.html Leave a post on each blog on the list and you'll be entered into the contest to win some fabulous prizes. One of which will be my book Red Dawn. You have all weekend to do this and Sunday evening we'll announce the winners!

Lupercalia

A pagan holiday or the beginning of Valentine’s Day?

In Ancient Rome, Lupercalia was celebrated on the 13, 14, and 15 of February. A celebration of fertility more than love, where the young men would strip naked and use dog or goat skin whips to spank the backsides of young women in order to improve their fertility.



Why did we let this tradition go? Sorry, I allowed my imagination to wander. The Christian church may have decided to celebrate Valentine’s Day in the middle of February to Christianize this pagan holiday. Things are tamer now but no one can tell what happens behind closed doors.


What kinks you're into.


Or how you'll spend your night or whole day.


I know how I'd like to be spending mine.


If your looking to add some heat to your reading and like the paranormal check out my book The Omegas. If adventure, vampires, and main stream heat is more to your taste then BAIT should interest you. If hawt, sexy aliens are more to your liking then Red Dawn just released!

How are you spending your weekend?

25 comments:

Carol L. said...

Hi Annie,
I still have The Omegas on my TRL. And dear lord I found myself reaching for his hand.:) Damn reality lol Hot looking man. Thanks for sharing.

s7anna said...

I'm definitely going to be adding all the titles to my To Buy list...especially The Omegas & Red Dawn. Thanks for the gorgeous pics.

Elise Logan said...

I'll take his hand. tasty.

E

sherry said...

I'm not sure which picture is the hottest the first or the last. I think I'm in love or maybe it's just lust.

sstrode@scrtc.com

Meandi's corner said...

so I'm not the only one who wanted to shake hands with the men in the top picture?

-------jennifer mathis

darkreader said...

I think I need a cold shower now, I'm burning up! lol

Camille said...

I'd love to spend weeks locked up with the second last picture lol

marcieo said...

Goat skins?? Thankfully holiday traditions changed...

Maria said...

Glad the tradition has changed as I'm really not into getting beat with a goatskin!lol

Susan said...

I'm thinking that sounds like a lovely tradition, updated to use velvet floggers instead :-). I'm for #3, he's gorgeous!

Michelle said...

A bunch of coworkers & friends are meeting up to watch another coworker playing in a Blues band...so we will be dancing, chatting, a few drinks & having lots of fun...

Michelle B. aka Koshkalady

Beth said...

I like that last guy. He looks like is just waiting for "her" to obey his every command.

Patsy said...

I wouldn't mind taking that guy's hand and spending the weekend with him. I'm certain we could think of some things to do!

Sweet Vernal Zephyr said...

Im spending my valentines with my loved ones! But I sure wouldnt mind some of the hat eye candy company!

Cathy M said...

Hi Annie, love your eye candy.

Savanna Kougar said...

Annie, there might be something to that Roman tradition... though, updated, of course.

Gabrielle Lee said...

Love the black and white photo often that makes for a more sexual feeling.

Gabrielle

Amy S. said...

Great pics!

Jen said...

Excellent choices for pics. Thank you!

Jen R.

SiNn said...

those pics r hot specially the couple one ty for posting this tour is adding to my wish list

lindseye said...

Love all the pictures, old favorites and new discoveries. Need to run over to LP and grab a copy of The Omegas. Sounds like a fun read.

Roscoe James said...

Oh yeah. I'll be busy talking to that lady in pic two about what kind of, er, things I'm into. Catch y'all in a few.

booklover0226 said...

Nice pics, indeed.

Thanks,
Tracey D

Babyblue22 said...

WOW!!! THAT'S ALL I CAN SAY!!!
I will be home alone most of the day my baby works today :-(
But this tour has definitely lifted up my spirits!!
~Afshan

Annie Nicholas said...

Carol you won a copy of RED DAWN! Yay. I'll contact you soon.