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The Nintey Days of Genevieve

The Ninety Days of Genevieve
by Lucinda Carrington
published by Harlequin (Harlequin MIRA)
release date: (of the Kindle version): 4/01/2013, of the original: 1996
provided by: NetGalley

The Ninety Days of Genevieve is not for everyone. Firstly, it’s definitely erotica, not just a sexy romance. When I was younger it would have been too much for me. At this stage in my life though, I’m all for well written erotica. It also seems slightly dated in places. This is because it was originally released in 1996. That’s perfectly fine. I just like to be aware of things like that. Lastly, it starts out with a bit of a sexual harassment style narrative.

If you can make it through the first chapter the original set up works well with the story and most likely won’t be too bothersome. The story focuses on business woman, Genevieve. When she meets the sexy Mr. Sinclair they enter into an unusual agreement. She will get his account if she agrees to fulfill his sexual proclivities for 90 days. At first Genevieve is hesitant in some of the more unusual sexual situations. She does acquiesce to his demands though due to a combo of wanting to move up in the world and her attraction to him. As their time together progresses though she feels herself opening up sexually.

There are some standard romance tropes here, such as another woman who may or may not be competing for Sinclair’s attentions (and account) and the ambivalence that both main characters feel due to their situation and growing feels for each other.

What I particularly enjoyed were the sexual situations that pushed both Genevieve and myself out of our comfort zones. Some of the scenarios that the reader gets to vicariously experience are: sex in public, antique sexual contraptions, bisexuality, BDSM, performing (in multiple ways) in front of others and more. Both characters are interesting and depicted as attractive. I also feel that we get to see the growth of Genevieve within this story.

I highly recommend this book. It’s a must read if you enjoy boundary pushing erotica. At 274 pages, this book is an ideal length. It gets the story told and doesn’t leave you hanging. Once you are into into, it’s amazingly easy to tear through in a short period of time.

(Note: This is an affiliate link.) You can purchase The Ninety Days of Genevieve here from Amazon.

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This week’s edition of Sinful Sunday focuses on the prompt Macro Photography. Unfortunately in yet another installment of you’re doing it wrong, I was confused about what Macro Photography is. I thought it was those overly close, sort of out of focus photos that I used to see in Highlights Magazine as a kid. It turns out that it’s actually a close up, yet finely detailed shot of something, often a small insect or part of an animal.

Nonetheless I present my neck because I had a fresh hickey. Of course I took this last Monday night so it’s long gone now. Yes, that hickey took a lot of work, it’s hard to get a hickey on this girl. I have no idea why.

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Valentine’s Day is almost here so get in the spirit with my first sexy giveaway! There are so many ways that you can gain entries below. The only mandatory one is liking this blog’s Facebook page.

This winner of this giveaway will receive a beautiful piece of lingerie. It is a pretty sheer black and red babydoll with matching thong by Dreamgirl. It is new without tags. It is a one size queen, aka one size plus. It looks to me like it would best fit a 1X. According to the official Dreamgirl size chart a OS Queen should fit someone who wears a size 16-20 with a D-DD bust. This piece usually retails for around $20-$25. It’s much prettier in person. I’m currently only able to rely on my camera phone for photos.

This giveaway is only open to US residents. It will run from now until 12AM EST February 13, 2014. The winner will be randomly chosen using the below rafflecopter.

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This contest is in no way affiliated with Dreamgirl. I purchased this set myself.

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Life Love and the Movies

While reading through the LAMB‘s retweets I came across many bloggers participating in a super awesome blogathon. The Life, Love and the Movies blogathon is fantastic. It reminds me of those surveys we used to do on Myspace that you now see pop up on tumblr or occasionally Facebook, except it’s all about movies and how they have related to your life and your love life, specifically. Get ready to learn a lot about me.

Life

1. What was the first movie you saw in the cinema and what do you remember about that visit?

Bob Hoskins in Who Framed Roger Rabbit

I saw Who Framed Roger Rabbit when I was 5. My older brother took me because my little sister (who was 2) had to be taken to see a doctor. We don’t remember what she was sick for or anything though. I was very excited to see a movie in the theater. I still love the film BTW.

2. Are there any movies you have very strong memories of which are not because of the movie (for example something which happened at the time you were watching it)?

simpsons movie

I usually give a movie my full attention. I have two memories from the theater that come to mind but they are due to the movies themselves. I saw W. with my sister when it came out. She wasn’t going to be in town for very long so when we realized that the movie was wasting our time together (we were so bored) we walked out. That’s the only movie I’ve ever walked out of. I also remember seeing that Heath Ledger fantasy film, The Brothers Grimm. It wasn’t very good but the reason that it comes to mind is that the theater was having a glitch and the film stopped about three times. We were not amused.

I also remember a few movies that were so exciting because they were like events. Titanic was exciting as a horny 14 year old girl. It was also the first movie that I saw that had an intermission. When the Star Wars films were re-released (and later the first prequel) we went to see them during a midnight screening. Waiting in line with all of the huge Star Wars fans (as I’d become once I saw them) was exciting and the original was my first midnight screening. As an adult my most anticipated movie that my sister and I went to see at midnight was The Simpsons Movie. It was awesome to be there with all of the other Simpsons fans in their tees. There was a problem with our theater’s projector though so we had to move after getting there early and picking out prime seats. It still rocked though.

3. Which movies had a big impact on you and changed a (small) part of your view on life?

marla fight club

“slide”

One of my dad’s favorite movies is The Rocky Horror Picture Show. He was a big fan of watching it on Halloween when I was a kid. I think that helped with realizing that there were people out there who didn’t conform to social norms. As a little kid I didn’t get that it was so sexual.

Trainspotting, A Clockwork Orange and Fight Club are some movies I saw as a teenager that changed my outlook on life. They showed me that some people live outside of what society expects of us. Even though I can be materialistic I like the idea of materialism not making you happy as they mention in Trainspotting and Fight Club. A Clockwork Orange also appeals to that side of me that believes that people never fully change. Plus as an atheist I think it’s hilarious when he reads the bible for the violence.

4. Do you have any comfort movies which you return to because you are in a specific mood (for example if you are feeling down/nursing a heartbreak)?

showgirls

Showgirls is my favorite movie. If I’m in a depression it helps a little.

5. If a movie would be made about your life, what type of movie would it be and who would you like to portray you?

amanda seyfried

It would be awesome if it were a sex comedy. Since it would be about me though it would have to have my issues (not just my sometimes awesome sex life) in it. So maybe Amanda Seyfried. She’s a great actress with blonde hair (I’m not natural but I always go back to it) who has had IRL issues with anxiety and panic attacks. Plus she’s not naturally that thin so she could easily gain a little weight to look more like me. Acting wise I adore Nicole Kidman. I guess she could also do it since she can do anything.

6. Which existing movie best represents you?

the net

As someone who figured out that they have PDD-NOS (basically asperger’s, autism spectrum disorder) and was bullied a lot in school I totally relate to that part of Ben X, which sucks. I’m not a gamer though. As an adult in that regard it would be Adam, even though I am not a fan of Rose Byrne.

I don’t think any movie really represents me though. Maybe The Net? I know most don’t care for it, but I totally do. Ways Angela Bennett (Sandra Bullock) is like me: she works from home on a computer, orders pizza online, saves up money for vacations in which she dresses provocatively, drinks and sleeps with a stranger. She’s very alienated so it’s possible she suffers from a bit of social anxiety, especially since she is pretty paranoid even before everything happens. So yeah, that one.

7. If you knew you would die tomorrow, what would be the last movie you would want to see?

Showgirls

8. If you can spend your life working in the film industry, what would you be and why? (you know, director, producer, actor, cinematographer, costume designer, sound designer etc?)

I wanted to be an actor when I was young. I love clothes but I don’t think I could deal with the actors’ demands and weight concerns. I’d want to write/direct these days.

Love

1. Did you ever have a first kiss with someone while at the cinema and if so which movie was playing?

No. I’ve given hjs to a bf at the movies though.

2. What is your favorite movie relationship and why?

in her shoes

When Harry Met Sally is definitely up there. It actually sucks that they wasted years just hanging out when they could have been dating when you think about it but I end up going back to it often. A completely different example of onscreen love that I adore is Secretary. BDSM and fear of commitment! If you mean a movie in general, not just a romance, a great family dynamic is played out between the sisters in In Her Shoes. If I watch that I have to be prepared to cry and call my sister.

3. When did your love for movies start and how has it grown?

I’ve been watching movies since childhood as a result of my father being really into movies. I didn’t really think about the reality or impact of movies until I was in junior high. I think that’s when I started truly appreciating and studying them. Although when we were kids we still did really like watching movies. The local video store had a one day rental on new releases so if we loved something we had to re watch it the next morning before it went back.

4. If you have to choose one film to watch with your loved one, what would it be and why?

maximus tangled

This depends on the day and what’s happening. Tangled is awesome and family friendly though.

5. If you can choose one character from a movie to be your significant other who would it be and why?

indy apple

Either Indiana Jones or Christian from Moulin Rouge. Christian from Moulin Rouge as played by Ewan McGregor (sighs) is super sweet and I think he’d always be there for you. However Indiana Jones is fuckin’ Indiana Jones, I mean he reads, he travels and he’s played by Harrison Ford at his sexiest! Sure, he’s emotionally unavailable but I bet he’s great in the sack!

6. What was the first movie that made you fall in in love with film and cinema?

beetlejuice

I can’t really pinpoint this. The Wizard of Oz has always loomed large though. I also remember being really excited when I got to see Beetlejuice when I was 6, not just because it looked awesome but because it was rated PG!

7. How did your passion for movies turn you into a movie blogger?

I’ve been writing since I picked up a pencil (age 4). I used to write fiction but as I grew older I started writing outside of that. When I was a teen I had a psych class that forced us to keep a journal. I was at a point when I didn’t have that much going on so I would often write a short review of a movie I’d seen over the weekend on Mondays.

8. What is your favorite date from a movie?

before sunrise

This is a tough one. I’m going to go with Before Sunrise though. It’s great how they seize the moment and feel that immediate connection.

Click here to answer these questions for yourselves fellow movie lovers!

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Top 1990s Movies about Twentysomethings on Netflix Streaming-includes Before Sunrise (which is no longer available but you can still read my thoughts on it)
Top Oscar Winning Movies on Netflix Streaming-includes Beetlejuice (also no longer available but ditto what I wrote above)
Top Romantic Comedies on Netflix Streaming-includes When Harry Met Sally (again, no longer available, see above)
Shirtless Beefcakes of the 90s-includes Ewan McGregor and Harrison Ford
When They Were Young-includes Harrison Ford
Super Links Plus: 2/09/12-includes Amanda Seyfriend looking gorgeous

Regarding me:
Mary’s Somewhat Excellent 2010
Style File: Video Store Interview
My Father: TV Star aka “It’s okay to stay”
Style File: The Red Badger
Style File: 2011 Bday All Pink Everything
Snakes…in the mall

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While my opinion is that Britney Spears’ current album, Britney Jean, isn’t her best I particularly enjoy the track Perfume. It’s sexy and heartfelt. There is a moment during the video when Britney is shown in her underwear spritzing herself (including her crotch) with a bottle of her own perfume. Two things about this struck me: 1. sexy! 2. that seems like a bad idea IRL. I mean, you’re obscuring your natural scent. Plus I bet it throws off your PH balance or something.

Nonetheless, it still looks sexy. So I grabbed a bottle of perfume from my Britney Spears’ collection (yes, I own more than one) and some cute undies and snapped some pics. I chose Circus because it goes well with these panties.

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Note: Yes, this is a cell phone pic. I misplaced my camera a few months ago and have yet to replace it. I was unable to borrow a camera for this post (as I sometimes have).

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