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Have you kissed a Boomer lately?

Have you kissed a Boomer lately?

 

I have – under the mistletoe on Christmas Eve. Not gonna say what happened after that…But I promise you the generation that ushered in the sexual revolution hasn’t stopped having a good time under the covers – or anywhere else we can think of, for that matter.

 

Did you know there are 78 million Baby Boomers in the U.S.? Boomer media expert Nancy Padberg shared some facts about Boomers in a recent interview. According to her, we are “the healthiest, wealthiest, most educated, and prosperous generation thus far.” Her interview goes on to say Boomers “control 70 percent of the total net worth in the U.S. They spend an average of $3 trillion dollars per year and an additional $7 billion online. They purchase 41 percent of new cars and shell out for 80 percent of luxury travel…and spend an average of 15 hours per week online.”

 

She makes us sound like a pretty hot catch!

 

So the two halves of Adriana thought we’d share some of our Boomer erotic romance heroines with you to start off the New Year right. One thing about Boomers – researchers have noted that as we age, we tend to become more “sexually fluid.” Our heroines range from Straight to Bi to Lesbian. We’ll let you sort it out, below:

 

In Jolie Du Pre’s Epic Award Nominated anthology The Cougar Book, our short story “A Taste of Ginger” offers an incredible night of decadence and sensuality for our newly divorced mid-life heroine, Ginger. Against her better judgment she’s let a co-worker talk her into an evening at a swing club. When Annette tells her a handsome young man at the bar is checking her out she wants to run the other way—but Annette abandons her to pursue her own interests, and Ginger must make her choice for the night of a lifetime!

 

Martha Richards in Mistress of Purgatory Point has just turned fifty. A tender ghost story and a sizzling erotic romance with a splash of BDSM, this book is also the deeply moving chronicle of the mid-life sexual awakening of a stoic widow who thought she’d already experienced her one allotted love. One man, two women and two ghosts keep love’s fires burning through the deep chill of a North Woods winter—but which love will hold the key?

 

Probably our Boomer couple Jen and Brett Andrews are the most adventurous. Empty nesters in their mid fifties, they decided to explore the swing lifestyle together as Jen began to discover she had bisexual leanings. Our novella series Swinging Games chronicles their capers – six books and counting!

 

In A Woman for Zachary, Zach Cullen and Josie Patrice are seasoned New Yorkers who’ve been friends in the theater world for years. Budding young actress Meghan Keenan hooks up with each of them, then fans the sparks between them and exits stage left once the heat rises.

 

In our short story for Torquere’s Tattooed Ladies Lesbian Anthology, Natalie Gardner can’t believe she’s letting herself lust after her young massage therapist Cindy McGraw. An invitation to try out tattoo designs through body painting proves irresistible!

 

And finally, a late fifties pair of secondary characters we introduced in Smoldering Passion are cooking up schemes of their own in our W.I.P. Ripening Passion, undergoing final revisions as we speak. Watch our blog for announcements about Max Wilson and Claire Johnson as they lead the way into their sixties with grace and humor (and lots of steamy sex).

 

Oh, and one final note – it’s well documented that having lots of sex keeps a person looking and feeling younger. Perhaps that’s the secret behind Matt Thornhill’s recently reported news that on average, Baby Boomers feel nine years younger than their chronological age. We’ll keep working at it, hope you do, too – with an erotic romance to spice up foreplay!

 

Can Swinging Save Your Marriage?

Can swinging save your marriage?

When we set up our Twitter page a bare three months ago and started looking for peeps to follow, Chantelle Austin was one of the first to pop up, and we’ve never regretted following her. An Australian swinger, she’s also, among other things, an author and a relationship coach, and she’s had lots to say about swinging and marriage. Here are a couple of her recent articles:

            Could Swinging Save Your Marriage?

            Are We Naturally Monogamous?

A caveat: There can be any number of reasons a marriage is on the rocks, and most of them are probably NOT going to be solved by turning to swinging. Neither she nor we are professional marriage counselors, so if your relationship is in trouble, there are lots of places to start besides here.

That being said, we agree with her. We can think of at least three reasons a married couple might turn to swinging to improve their relationship.

Sometimes, as with the couple in our Swinging Games erotic romance series at Extasy, a partner in a long standing monogamous heterosexual relationship begins to discover he or she is bisexual. This can especially be the case for baby boomers who grew up in an era when the range of sexual orientations was less acceptable. Swinging gives these partners an opportunity to find out about the other side without cheating or breaking faith.

Sometimes, as with the couple in our upcoming September release April Swings at Whiskey Creek Torrid, the love and the relationship are fine, but too much sizzle has gone out of the lovemaking and a couple needs to recharge their batteries. Swinging offers a nearly endless source of variety and adventures to keep a couple’s sex life new and exciting.

Third – and this is not a plot we’ve written yet – swinging might be a solution if a couple remains in love but one partner has begun to have outside affairs. Chantelle Austin talks about such couples in both the articles we’ve linked above, and she poses an interesting question: If couples who’ve broken up over an affair had considered swinging as an option, might they still be together? Sounds like a plot for us to take on!

For a delectable fictitious peek into the world of swinging, check out both our current erotic romance series: Swinging Games, at Extasy, and Meghan’s Playhouse, at Whiskey Creek Torrid. Swinging Games: Hookups will be released June 1, and its prequel, Swinging Games: Anticipation, is available now. Meghan’s Playhouse Book One: Seducing Cat is available now at Whiskey Creek Torrid, and Book Two: A Woman for Zachary is due out July 1.

SG Anticipation 150  hookups 150

Seducing 150  Zach 150  April 150

Another fabulous window into the many delights of swinging has just been released at Logical Lust.  Swing!, edited by Jolie du Pré, brings together many of our favorite erotica authors for a collection of sizzling short stories about the swinging world.

For an instruction manual and a real-life introduction to the world of swinging, you can’t beat Chantelle Austin’s The Ultimate Swinger’s Guide. And of course if you feel ready to check out some on-line swinger websites, you can always go to our links page. Play safe, and have fun!

 
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