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Tattoos in romance #books – yay or nay? #Sexy #Ink

hand tattoo_DTIME_55959396I came relatively late to the joys of getting a tattoo. My daughter, who has several, convinced me to go with her and get inked last year. Mother/daughter bonding of a slightly unusual nature! At the time I felt daring, a little bit “out there”, and embarrassed, all at the same time.

But afterwards I couldn’t stop looking at the ink on my arm. I love it! My design includes the symbol of a typography flourish, flanked by my daughter’s names, denoting my hopes and dreams for both my children, and my writing career, to flourish.

Of course, once I’d joined the “ink club”, I started noticing ink all around me. Specifically, I started noticing how many romance book characters these days – heroes and heroines – have tattoos.

For me, both as a reader and writer, a tattoo can add a layer of complexity to a character that is incredibly intriguing. The hint of a wild past. The quintessential romance hero bad boy. Or a deep-seated angst too strong to be expressed verbally that must instead be etched in perpetuity on someone’s body. Maybe there’s a rebellious nature hidden beneath a veneer of civility. So many possibilities; so many potential stories behind every tattoo.

Meika, the heroine in my current WIP, Ice Queen (a Gods of Love novel), has survived a terrible past and the word tattooed on her wrist is a constant reminder not to give up the fight for life:

JenniferLynne_IceQueen_200pxEros traced the word etched in black. Survive. The letters stood out against her pale skin with stark clarity, her wrist so delicately thin he could crush it in an instant, if he chose. The word contained everything she was, everything she had become, everything she was yet to be. So brave and strong, and yet at the same time so incredibly tragic.

Survive. It was as if the word was searing itself into his mind, as permanent as the ink that decorated her wrist. He bent his head to hide the sudden moisture dampening his eyes.

I am a god. Gods do not cry at the fleeting whims of mortals.

Some readers, like me, love their heroes or heroines with ink. Some hate it. Which camp do you belong to, and why?

Want to find out more about the Gods of Love series or Jennifer Lynne’s writing? Check out her website, or sign up for her newsletter to be notified when Ice Queen is released.

Do you have a favorite reading or writing space?

Hello everyone, it’s Jennifer here, and today I have reading and writing spaces on my mind. In particular, my space, which is currently non-existent thanks to building renovation works at our house.

Jennifer Lynne renosWhere does one write when your home is undergoing renovations and everything is out of place and covered in a layer of white dust? Where does one sit and read, without the vacuum cleaner screaming out to be used, a tower of displaced books threatening to topple on your head, or the shrill sound of a builder’s drill interrupting your concentration?

This is my predicament at the moment – thank goodness I have a laptop so I’m somewhat mobile, but my favorite book “space” – that little piece of the world I’d set up to write in, to read in, and basically to tap into and foster my creative side – is no longer there. At this stage I can’t even figure out where my new writing space will be when all the building works are done.

This morning I went to a café à la J. K. Rowling, but the woman who sat down at the table right next to me kept peering at my screen and when you’re in the midst of writing an erotic scene, sometimes that’s just downright off-putting!

Here’s a quick peek at what I was writing in the café…

JenniferLynne_IceQueen_200pxShe sucked in a breath and it was as if she were inhaling sex itself. The scent was rich and heady, like the most subtle and masculine aftershave. Her breath exhaled in a ragged sigh. Why not? It would be one night with a man who could help her forget everything she was, and drown her in this incredible sea of rich desire.

A man who knows your secrets. Or at least some of them. The words whispered their urgent warning across her thoughts and for the first time in years she made a deliberate choice to ignore them.

Without this I am done. There is nothing left to save me from the wasteland of my own darkness. Without this, I might as well be dead.

“Okay then,” she said, hearing the hum of need in her words. He heard it too. She could tell by the flare of light in his eyes and the slight tautening of his muscles as his arms squeezed around her. He could crush her in a second, with those arms, if he so chose. The curved biceps were as big in circumference as her head. The danger was right here, and it was real, and yet her body was coming alive after its long and lonely hibernation. Heat buzzed along her veins and her clit began to throb as a warm rush of moisture dampened her panties. But she felt it fair to warn him. “You know there’s nothing behind this door I haven’t seen. Haven’t already done.”

He shook his head, eyes alight with what looked like mirth. “Oh, Meika. You have no idea. I am Eros. I will make you come without even touching you, if I so wish.”

His fingers reached out toward her cheek and hovered there, about an inch away from her jaw. The heat was palpable and the zing of what felt like an electrical current sent a shiver right through her body. He was right. Not a single touch, and her clit was suddenly so engorged she could feel her pussy lips parting to make way for the swollen nub.

(Unedited) from Ice Queen – copyright Jennifer Lynne

Back to writing spaces…

Photo credit: with permission from Vanessa Carnevale

Here’s where Charles Dickens wrote Great Expectations, among other works. His desk is on display at the Charles Dickens Museum in London.

I read that D. H. Lawrence preferred to write outdoors, leaning against a tree trunk. He said the trees were like “living company”. I’d give that a go, only it’s winter here in Melbourne, it’s wet & muddy, and I’m not exactly the outdoors type!

One of my favorite authors, Jane Austen, wrote some of Pride and Prejudice as well as other renowned stories on a tiny table in the main room of the cottage she shared with several family members. Perhaps I should take inspiration from her experience.

Where is your favorite place to read and/or write? Do you prefer clean and neat, or  is messy more your thing? Do you have one favorite space, or several? Please share your thoughts in the comments below – I’d love to hear about your reading/writing space.

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Jennifer Lynne writes short contemporary erotic romance. She is published with Red Sage and formerly with Breathless Press, and indie-published with her GODS OF LOVE romance series featuring erotic Greek gods and modern-day mortals in need of sexual healing. More recently she  co-authored the highly erotic NOT VANILLA series with USA Today Bestselling Author, Roz Lee. Find out more at her website or sign up for her newsletter here.

Finally back writing with… a new release! EDUCATING ETHAN #Sexy #Romance @JenniLynnAuthor

EducatingEthan200Hi everyone, it’s Jennifer here, and I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to be back at the Birdies after several months away.

I had an accident late last year that limited my time on the computer – and still does, to some extent, as I tore and broke practically everything from my left shoulder all the way down to my fingers. Who knew falling over in a car park while shopping for food could be so dangerous?! I’d bought the damn wine – I hadn’t gotten home and drunk any of it yet!

Anyway, glad to finally be back on board and with a new release announcement too. Or, should I say, the re-release of an old favorite.

EDUCATING ETHAN has been revamped, rewritten, and now has a lovely new cover thanks to the talented Jay Aheer. Haven’t read this one yet? Here’s the skinny:

Who is educating who in this cougar encounter? Ida’s new life and success in her catering career has helped overcome a painful divorce. When the much younger Ethan moves in across the street, an innocent flirtation quickly becomes serious when the two realize their age difference is no barrier to all-consuming passion.

Ethan is the exact opposite of what Ida needs. He is young and vibrant, with his life and dreams still ahead of him, whereas hers are all in the past. Can Ethan, who is fighting his own demons in the form of a car accident, failed marriage and forced career change, convince Ida to overcome the past and live for the moment?

Or will this so-called “cougar” take what she needs and escape before her heart is broken for a second time?

This sexy romance novella is a re-release of a previously published eBook. This edition contains several expanded scenes.

Buy your copy at:

All Romance eBooks  Amazon US  /  Amazon AU  /  Amazon UK  /  Apple iBooks

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When Jennifer is not writing, she’s working in the admin day job, running around after teenage children and trying to find time for her husband. She is published with Red Sage and formerly with Breathless Press, and is indie-published with her GODS OF LOVE romance series featuring erotic Greek gods and modern-day mortals in need of sexual healing. More recently she  co-authored the highly erotic NOT VANILLA series with USA Today Bestselling Author, Roz Lee. Find out more at her website or sign up for her newsletter here.