Our 20-blog tour starts today! Five days a week, Monday through Friday, for four weeks. Most of the host sites for this one are in Britain so it’ll be fun to see the response from our friends there.
Will they like our collection of naughty gardening stories? Will we make the connections we’re hoping for? We certainly hope so!
All of our Fifty Shades of Green authors are participating. Each has written a fascinating post on what inspired their sexy Fifty Shades of Green story.
I loved reading these posts on the story-behind-the-story. What fun to peek behind the narrative at the history, the spark that began the creative process, the personal experience that launched an erotic garden tale. Oh, I am a sucker for it all.
If you are, too, check it out. You’ll see:
—how Jean Ashbless (“Love Lies Bleeding”) originally wanted to write about a ghost in a garden.
—how Slave Nano’s Edwardian BDSM story (“Lady Sally Rudston-Chichester and the Walled Garden”) is really all about class warfare.
—how America’s Spanish Colonial history inspired the setting for the tender eroticism of Evey Brett’s “The Pulse of the Earth.”
—how (like me!) T. C. Mill, inspired by her negative reaction to Fifty Shades of Grey was actually beginning the process of putting together her own anthology of feminist erotica, emphasizing mutual consent and communication in sexual relationships, called, at that time, 50 Shades of Negotiation* when she came across the call for submissions for Fifty Shades of Green. Although Mill’s not a gardener it inspired her to write the enchanting “Rosewitch.” (*Her collection’s name changed to Between The Shores and is coming out this fall.)
There are also some slightly silly (but I hope humorous) posts by me on plant sex, insect sex, all kinds of sex in the garden. Because, you know, the garden is a sexy place. And it certainly was a big inspiration for me in creating the book’s concept.
Below is the tour schedule. I hope you’ll follow us on the tour and tell your friends.
Best to you all this Monday morning.
P. S. For this tour Fifty Shades of Green has been discounted on Amazon. It’s at the lowest price it will ever be—and just in time for early holiday shopping!
Our Tour Dates
20th Oct. http://elizabethcoldwell.wordpress.com/
Post: Janine Ashbless, “The Gardener and the Vampire” & excerpt from “Love Lies Bleeding”
21st Oct. http://ReneaMason.com
Post: T. C. Mill, “Now Underway: Fifty Shades of Revolution” & excerpt from “Rosewitch”
Post: Sandra Knauf, “How Fifty Shades of Grey Inspired Fifty Shades of Green” & excerpt from “The Pulse of the Earth” by Evey Brett
23rd Oct. http://jacquelinebrocker.net/
Post: Rebekah, “A Horned God in Her Garden—‘Phallus Impudicus’” & excerpt from “Phallus Impudicus”
24th Oct. http://InThePagesofaGoodBook.com
Spotlight (no post). Excerpt from “Sunlight and Water” by Colleen Chen
Post: Gloria Holden, “Hot for (Native Plant) Teacher” & excerpt from “Exploding Alfalfa”
28th Oct. http://houstonhavens.wordpress.com/
Post: Simone Martel, “Teaching a Techie Gardening . . . and More” & excerpt from “First, Take Off the Hoodie”
29th Oct. http://lucyfelthouse.co.uk
Post: Evey Brett, “Padre Kino and ‘The Pulse of the Earth'” & excerpt from “The Pulse of the Earth”
30th Oct. http://eroticaforall.co.uk
Post: Sandra Knauf, “Dirty Hands, Dirty Minds/Naughty Things to Say in the Garden’”& excerpt from “Seed” by Michael Bracken
31st Oct. http://hawt-reads.com/
Post: Becky Trachsel, “Love’s First Bloom” & excerpt from “The Education of a French Gardener”
3rd Nov. http://kdgrace.co.uk
Post: Slave Nano “Lady Sally Rudston-Chichester: A Story of Power in Class in the Edwardian Country Home” & excerpt from “Lady Sally Rudston-Chichester and the Walled Garden”
Post: Sandra Knauf, “Ten Places to Have Sex in the Garden” & excerpt from “Seed” by Michael Bracken
5th Nov. http://locglin.blogspot.com/
Sandra Knauf Interview & excerpt from “Love Lies Bleeding” by Janine Ashbless
6th Nov. http://galestanley.blogspot.com/
Post: Andrew Peters, “The Gods Screw Around” & excerpt from “The Judgment of Eric”
7th Nov. http://lcwilkinson.com/
Post: R. R. S. “Sex Among the Rationalists” & excerpt from “Lavished”
10th Nov. http://belindasbookshelf.com/
Post: Sandra Knauf, “Other Kinds of Kinky Sex in the Garden” & excerpt from “First, Take Off the Hoodie” by Simone Martel
Post: Sandra Knauf “Plant Sex 101” & excerpt from “Exploding Alfalfa” by Gloria Holden
12th Nov. https://choward2614.wordpress.com/
Post: Michael Bracken, “The Seeds of ‘Seed'” & excerpt from “Seed”
13th Nov. http://www.kaceyhammell.com/
Post: Colleen Chen, “The Cultivation of Love” & excerpt from “Sunlight and Water”
14th Nov. http://afterdark-online.com/