Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Pinterest and contest by Lily Harlem

Okay, I'll admit it, I have a new obsession, which is not good as I have a very obsessive nature. This new obsession has taken me away from writing for several days as I've trawled the web for hotness, prettiness, wackiness and general sexyness. What is it?...Pinterest.

I expect many of you have come across Pinterest already. But for those of you who haven't check it out here.

Basically it's a live time line of pictures/images people have pinned to their online boards. You can like them, comment on them, or repin them to your own boards.

Making your own boards is enormous fun, and completely addictive, as I have discovered to my peril, and its also very time consuming. I have found it amazing how focused I have become on getting just the right picture. The usually patient Mr H is starting to tut and mutter - whoops! Best make it up to him soon :-)

Here is my page of boards. It is probably easier to just show you than try and explain. (By clicking on one picture on each board you get to see the full content.)

As you can see I have pinned Pretty things, Things I'm grateful for,  hot studly Heroes who give me inspiration for my writing and the lovely Heroines who get to bed these men. Because of my HOT ICE series I have added yummy Hockey Players and images of what some of my hockey characters look like in my head (or as near to it as possible).

I also adore Hands and have sourced some great images. I can't resist handsome Actors so they've got a board too. Also I had to have Hearts, I'm ultimately a romance writer, but I also wanted something to reflect the erotic nature of my books, which is why I have the Dark board. Though this has to be treated with care as nudity is not allowed on Pinterest, though breasts and the flash of a butt cheek seem to scrape through. However, this makes something like my Dark board all the more fun. The images have to be suggestive and provocative to get that delicious hint of eroticism. The same goes for my Kissing board, which is scrummy and a delight to hunt out couples for.

I just had to start the Mmm, Interesting pinboard. Scouring the net for images meant I was stumbling across all kind of things I had to have! You can see under each picture, when you click to view the full board, how many times another Pinterest user has liked, or repined one of your pictures. Some of the images on this board have been popular.

Want to make your own pinboard page? Yay, of course you do!

You have to request an invite to join Pinterest which takes about 24hours and then you can start pinning. While you are waiting have a look at some other boards, I have only been doing mine a week so its not as big or as detailed as it is going to be!! Think of the possibilities for planning weddings and parties, showing off holiday snaps, or hinting at gifts when birthdays come around. Also when you pin credit automatically goes to the website/blog the image has come from. I have, and many other pinners have, also offered to remove any images upon request and acknowledged copyright.

To celebrate my new obsession I am going to give away a copy of my hot menage novel SHARED. Just leave me a comment telling  me the title of the board you would like me to start next, PG remember,  and don't forget to include your email address. I will pick a winner and send a pdf copy of SHARED to you on Saturday the 25th Feb. and start the winning board asap.

Here is the blurb and an excerpt from SHARED to get the imagination flowing...


Struggling artist Ariane Arlington flees the Welsh valleys after exposing her corrupt boss. But when the sun rises she finds herself jobless and homeless in Cardiff city with barely a penny to her name.
She responds to an advert in the local paper—Room to let, wanted, girl to share. What she doesn’t realize is that the two insanely gorgeous guys who live in the penthouse apartment really do want a girl to share, in every sense of the word. Fortunately for Ariane, rent is the last thing on their minds.
She discovers the men are bound together by a turbulent past. Liam, a computer whiz, keeps a painful secret hidden beneath his buff exterior, whilst Quinn, a pioneering neurosurgeon, wonders if he’ll ever meet a woman who can live with his controlling ways. They admit the one thing missing from their lives is a woman just like Ariane, who can handle them both in and out of the bedroom and who, together, they can keep satisfied, loved and most of all, safe.


“So I wait all day,” I said with a smile. “And you both appear at the same time.” I looked up from my painting of the bay, which was more or less complete.
“Yeah, like buses,” Liam said, striding across the living room and lifting me to my feet. “Two come along at once.” He bent his head and kissed me soft and gentle.
My knees weakened and I leaned into his granite body, wrapped my arms around his shoulders and molded to him as he held me up.
“I think in this house it’s more like three come at once,” Quinn said in his most drawling, sexy voice. He tossed his jacket over the back of the sofa and walked over to Liam and me.
Liam pulled his mouth from mine and I felt Quinn cup my cheek. “Hey,” he said. His black eyes flashed and a muscle flexed in his cheek. “You had a good day?”
I nodded and reached for a kiss. As Liam held me tight, Quinn delved deep into my mouth. Our tongues began a wild dance and I slipped one hand from Liam to wind around Quinn’s waist. His kiss was tighter, harder, there was something wilder about it than Liam’s but I adored both sensations and being able to swap from one to the other was idyllic.
“I’ve missed you this afternoon,” Liam said, brushing my hair aside and stooping to kiss my neck. “Been thinking of your body,” he said onto my skin. “Been remembering that adorable little shout you do just before you come, it makes me hard, so hard.”
I splayed my fingers and pressed against the back of his neck, urging on his kissing and his talking. His words were like syrup running into my veins and pooling sweetly between my legs. How these guys could get me so turned-on so quickly was amazing. I guessed it was one of the benefits of having two lovers.
“I want to hear it again,” Liam said into my ear. “I want to hear it shouted out, loud and wild...” he paused, “around my cock.”
A whimper of desire escaped my lips, which Quinn caught in his mouth. Liam pressed his body closer and his erection shoved against my stomach. He was right, he was hard from thinking about my little shout of ecstasy. Really hard.
Quinn snaked a hand up my top, delved inside my bra and tweaked my nipple. “Do you want that, Ariane?” he asked in a gravelly voice, palming the underside of my breast. His breath was heated and coming faster by the second. “Do you want to suck Liam’s cock while I make you come? Would that thrill you, would it make you feel adored and cherished?”
Did I want it? Hell yes!
I nodded and pulled both men closer still. “Yes,” I said, catching in a breath as Quinn pulled my other nipple to the point of pain. “Yes, please.” I could barely fathom what I was agreeing to, how the logistics would work, but it sounded like enormous fun for all of us, and it had been a long, quiet afternoon alone with my thoughts. 
“Then strip,” Quinn said, pulling back with a decidedly predatory look in his eye. “Quick.” 

Good luck, hope to see you on Pinterest.

Lily x


SusieJ said...

Love your boards of "hotness"..:)
Now following you - I too am addicted to Pinterest.
If you like cooking I'd love to see a recipe board.....my weight loss has ben hindered by the recipes I keep trying ..lol
Hugs xx

Lily said...

Oh, fab, thanks for the follow Susie and for the recipe idea.

Lily x

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hregtvedt said...

I LOVE Pinterest! I was up until 1am by accident the other night. Had no idea it was so late! I especially love old barns, cottages, rustic anything and log cabins. But what new board would I like you to start...hmmm.

I'd like to see one that is 'Simply Black and White.' I love photography in black and white. Landscapes, people (especially couples), and architecture.

I've added you to my Pinterest list and look forward to seeing what new board you have next week. I've also added Shared to my TBR list and it was even BEFORE this blog post because I can't resist the details!

Heather E

Unknown said...

Hi Lily,
I have not been to Pinterest until now but i think i may have to start a new obsession my self. LOL!

as for the new board what if you did one that showcased nature in some way? it could be the seasons,mountains,flowers,people in nature-as nature intended(or not).

thanks for the chance at such a great contest and for the heads up on the website.

tammy ramey

Lily said...

Thanks to all for entering my contest and congratulations to commentor UNKNOWN who won a copy of SHARED.

I decided to set up a new board dedicated to SHARED and SHARED TOO and all the things that inspired me to write it and inspiration as I was writing. Here is the link though it is still a WIP.


Lily x