A great big thank you to Lucy for allowing me to guest blog on the Erotica For All site. I’ve been here once before when I was promoting my first published book, More Than Friends. Now, I’m back and I’m promoting my fourth book, Board Approved, book 2 in the Taking Advantage series, published by Evernight Publishing.
Board Approved centers on a forty-two year old corporate law attorney, Greg Snow, and the twenty-seven year old yoga instructor, Tessa Mills, that brought him to his knees! When I was creating these characters, I had Greg’s character pegged. I knew he was going to be an attorney and I knew he was going to be older than Tessa. But I struggled for a bit on what would be Tessa’s career. I wanted something a little different and yet something that fit Tessa’s free-spirited personality. Yoga instructor seemed to work (pun intended :)).
While writing this story I started to think of all the benefits I’ve derived from my own yoga practice and I wondered… hmmmm…does yoga improve our sexual experiences? So, I started to do a little research and what do you know? There is a ton of research on this topic and all of it points to the fact that practicing yoga, whether male or female, can improve your sex life. Okay. How?
Most of us know that yoga focuses on the breath and the centering of the mind, body and soul. This process alleviates stress and elevates our mood. Being able to tap into that centering can come in handy during sex. When you are balanced mentally and emotionally, you free yourself to be more in tune with the present. It allows you to focus on the experience at that moment, what your body and mind are experiencing with your partner. Being focused on the act and your partner can take the lovemaking to a whole new level.
One of the greatest benefits of yoga is the improvement to your flexibility. When you combine flexibility with sex, the possibilities are endless. Stretching poses like forwards bends, downward dog and hip openers like the pigeon pose stretch our bodies and allow them to open. Your partner can now toss your legs over his shoulders for deeper penetration and you don’t feel like you may pull a muscle. New positions are fun and you and your partner can experiment with them with less fear of someone getting injured. J
And best of all, yoga may help improve our orgasms… I’m speaking mainly to the females here, but guys can benefit too. What? You don’t believe me? Let me prove it. Many of the yoga strength poses like the warrior poses and lunge poses require us to work our pelvic floor muscles. You know what I’m talking about… those Kegel-like muscles that make everything… you know… tighter down there. In yoga, these muscles are called mula bandha (or moola bandha). Tightening and working these muscles have proven for some to intensify orgasms, plus the guys benefit from the tightness we’ve created.
I know, you are all rushing out to join the nearest yoga studio. And if you’re not, you should! Who doesn’t want a better sex life! Namaste!
“I don’t want to seem like I am ungrateful for what I have. I’ve worked hard for it. Very hard. And…” Before she knew what was happening, Greg’s hand palmed the back of her head and pulled her into a kiss that sent her head spinning. His lips were firm yet soft to the touch and he moved them expertly over her own. His goatee tickled her skin in a lascivious way that made her wonder what it would feel like at other spots on her body. His tongue flicked out over her lips and Tessa was unable to stifle the moan that rose up her chest. He took that as the opportunity to move further and pushed his tongue between her lips. Oh sweet Jesus, he tasted fantastic! He tasted like caramel coffee. She could get lost in his taste… in his kiss. His experience was evident as he licked into her mouth, exploring every crevice. His hand flexed at the back of her head before sliding down to the nape of her neck and caressing her there. She’d never been kissed so thoroughly, so sensuously. Her panties dampened as he took the kiss deeper and her hands gripped his shirt tightly as if it were the only way for her to keep from melting into the seat.
Beep! Beep! Startled back to reality by the cars honking behind them, Tessa pushed back from the kiss. She had been so wrapped up in her verbal dribble that she hadn’t even recognized that they had been stopped at the light just before the bridge. And then his kiss threw her into a tailspin. She’d completely lost track of where she was. She came to find out she was making out at a traffic light with a man she barely knew, and she was struggling to catch her breath after the make out session.
“You’d better go,” she whispered. She could feel the blush once again spread over her face. He looked at her closely, studying her. Another horn honked and his hand fell from the back of her neck and rested on her knee. He gave her a little squeeze and she watched as his lips quirked up into a gorgeous smile.
“I’ve been wanting to do that since the moment I laid eyes on you,” he said, roughly. “And truth be told, I can’t wait to do it again.” Tessa inhaled sharply at his words and the desire behind them. He glanced over at her and smiled. His grey eyes were darker than they had been earlier, and she wondered if this was the look she’d read countless times about in all the romance novels she adored. “Where to, Tessa?” he asked. His question brought her back to the present.
After his divorce, Greg Snow dedicated his life to his work as a corporate attorney in a large law firm and as a member of the board of directors of Advantage Insurance Company. He liked it that way… at least that’s what he thought until Tessa Mills entered his life.
Growing up with an alcoholic mother and never knowing her father, Tessa Mills has not had an easy life. And her relationship decisions have been less than stellar. But she’s finally making a life for herself and running her own business – a yoga studio. It’s her saving grace and that’s all she needs… until Greg Snow turns her world upside down.
Tessa and Greg have a strong attraction, but is it enough to overcome all their differences?
About the Author:
I am a born and raised small town Ohio girl, who moved to the Sunshine State after graduating from college. I graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English because I could not imagine doing anything else but reading and writing. It is such a pleasure to be able to share all the stories in my head!
In the journey of life, I also became a wife and a mother of three children. So, life is always an adventure. But the love of writing has never died.
My favorites: I love to read and write… obviously! But I also enjoy all sports, especially college football and the Ohio State Buckeyes! Go Steelers! Go Rays! I LOVE to travel… LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to travel. And I love sharing my love to travel with my children. I love to drink Teavana teas! I love a good glass of wine, especially if it comes from a bottle made by the FOOLS wine club… yep, I’m a member of that! I love hanging out with my family and my friends! Big fan of music, but love nothing better than putting on my jean shorts, tank top, cowboy boots and hat and watching Tim McGraw belt it out! I’m a sucker for a cowboy hat!
Favorite quote: “If nothing ever changed, there would be no butterflies.”
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