February 17, 2015
Coming In 2015 - New Family Saga/Thriller Novel SECRETS AND LIES
Here's the blurb:
"Secrets and Lies" is the tale of Kate Stanwood, an ordinary woman thrown into extraordinary circumstances when her father is found murdered. She lives on Caleb's Woe, a Nantucket-like island and artist's community off the coast of northeastern Massachusetts. As she delves into her father's death and her family's history, she discovers many dark secrets her friends and family want to see remain buried. Her classy, sophisticated uncle and family patriarch is a child predator, her brother cheats on his wife and his taxes, and mysterious circumstances surround her own birth. The appearance of her new friend Dominique Beauvoir on the scene only raises more questions. Why is this woman so eager to get close to Kate's family? This story is about two women who find out who they really are and where they're really from. It's also about how Kate discovers the cozy notion of family she had held for many years has been a sham.
Here's an excerpt:
It looked like someone had taken a wrecking ball to the living room. The dining room chairs had been thrown onto their sides. Shattered crockery and glassware lay in piles at the base of two antique crystal cabinets. A brass floor lamp lay across the rug, its round, fringed shade crushed like a spent balloon.
The family painting, a banquet table-sized oil that normally hid the safe above the fireplace mantle, had been tossed to the floor and shredded. These were not random slashes. The majority was across Matthew's face; the fewest scored that of Clara, Robbie's mother. Deep tears gaped in the canvas where Robbie's sister Kate's face had once been. The slashes that coursed across his face in the portrait disturbed him so much that he ran his palms over his cheeks.
The safe was open and empty. Robbie knew that his father kept some stock certificates, rubber-banded wads of cash, paperwork related to the family business, and old letters in it. He couldn't remember what else was in there, but whatever it was, it was now gone.
When he first saw the blood on the floor next to the breakfront, he wasn't sure what it was. It took a few seconds for the scene to sink in. He took a few steps closer to the tableau to get a full view. The smell hit him square in the face. It was so strong that he could taste it: thick and metallic. His stomach convulsed. He swallowed hard to keep from vomiting.
His father lay face up with his arms and legs splayed at cock-eyed angles, like a marionette that landed in a broken pile when tossed in its box after the show was over.
A gaping hull was all that remained of his fathers' face. Robbie averted his gaze so that he wouldn't have to look at where those accusing eyes had been. He squeezed his own eyes shut so tightly that he saw his blood flowing in dark waves that mimicked the spray of splattered gore on the wall behind his fathers' head. When he composed himself, he opened his eyes. Bugs Bunny heckled him from the television, one finger pointing at him as if all of this was his fault.
February 11, 2015
Sex Toy Review: Impress G
I love rabbit-type vibrators, an the Impress G is a fine one. This rabbit is thick at the tip and narrow at the base, making me feel all filled up and then some. It's made of silicone, my favorite material. So soft and supple, yet pliable enough to move with me. The clit stimulator is large and effective. This rabbit has dual motors, one in the clit stimulator and one in the shaft. Which is as it should be. I enjoyed the wide variety of sensations of 12 intense functions of vibration, pulsation and escalation plus progressive speeds. Trust me - you won't be bored with this vibrator.
I also like that it's seamless and aerodynamic. This is a sleek and fancy looking vibrator. It effectively combines form and function. It's not heavy and the controls are easy to find and use. You don't have to play hunt-and-peck. I also get auto lock which makes things even more enjoyable.
Rabbits are a girl's best friend, and this is a fab rabbit. You can't go wrong with it. Pick up your Impress G today. I'm impressed!
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Sex Toy Review: Power Play Triple Teaser
The Power Play Triple Teaser by California Exotics is a delight to play with. This vibrator homes in on four pleasure areas - your vagina, your taint, your G-spot, and your clitoris. There's nothing as pleasurable as a quadrupal-whammy. I love the way this vibe feels with the combination of sensations in four of my most sensitive areas. With the additional stimulation on my taint (and anus), as well as the G-spot and clit sim, I'm guaranteed intense orgasms.
The silicone vibe is skin-safe and easy to keep clean. It also feels sleek and smooth. The controls are easy to use. I just slap on a little lube, slide the vibe in place, and play to my heart's content. At approximately 7 ounces, this baby isn't too heavy, which is a problem I've seen with other, similar vibrators. This lightweight delight is fun to use. It has three speeds for lots of variety. I like the fastest speed best but all three are a delight to enjoy. There's nothing as enjoyable as getting all your erogenous zones tickled at the same time. Talk about powerful!
I recommend this vibe for women who enjoy multiple sensations, especially G-spot orgasms. You can't go wrong with the Power Play Triple Teaser.
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December 18, 2014
Sex Toy Review: Pocket Exotics Vibrating Double Gold Bullets
The Pocket Exotics Vibrating Double Gold Bullets was a perfect choice for the holiday season with the festive gold color. The dual bullets provide lots of combinations for extremely enjoyable sex play. I could share one with my husband so he can use it at the same time I do. Or I could insert one bullet and use the other on my clit. Or use one bullet on my clit and the other on my nipples. The possibilities are endless! The multiple speeds give lots of variety, too. I prefer to start off fast and end with a screaming orgasm. The speeds aren't so intense I go numb, either. The toy is quiet and doesn't disturb anyone in adjoining rooms. The batteries also last a very long time, so I may use this toy at my leisure.
This is a very versatile, compact and powerful pocket vibe, just as it says on the box. If you enjoy external stimulation you'd enjoy this toy very much. Also, your partner may use one bullet on you while you use the other on yourself. So many possibilities! Perfect for solo or partnered play, you can't go wrong with these Vibrating Double Gold Bullets.
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October 22, 2014
Sex Toy Review: Scandal Corset Cuffs
I love the Edwardian look, so these Scandal Corset Cuffs are delightful for me to use. The black-on-red satin brocade in edged in black with black ribbon lace closures looks very elegant. These cuffs are lightweight so I may move my arms about easily, although they won't go very far when I'm cuffed to a chair or bed rail.
Velcro fasteners make the cuffs easy to put on and - importantly - easy to take off. The velcro also allows the cuffs to adjust to size so they are neither too loose nor too tight. The black chain holding them together is strong enough to take a hefty yank or two. It's also a good length. Neither too short nor too long. It is also detachable.
These cuffs may be used on both wrists and ankles. They comfortably fit as well. They are also nickel-free.
These cuffs are ideal for light bondage play. If you're just getting into bondage, give these cuffs a try and enjoy your kink. Share with a partner. Or two. Or three. You can even wear them alone since they are easy to attach and remove. This is a fine and elegant pair of cuffs. Get a matching corset to set the look.
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September 15, 2014
Sex Toy Review: Passion Pals Fluttering Butterfly
The Passion Pals Fluttering Butterfly is a classic rabbit vibe well suited to everyone no matter her experience with sex toys. This purple vibe has powerful vibrations with the most intense swirling beads. I love the labial massage I get from the beads as well as the deep massage from the shaft. The butterfly side mount covers my entire labial and clitoral area so I get pleasant vibrations all over. If you want intense orgasms - even multiples - this is the sex toy for you.
It's easy to hold and not too heavy. The controls also light up so they're easy to see in the dark. Hold down the button for three seconds to turn it off. There's also wide variety in the different settings so you may choose slow or fast vibrations. You also get a wide variety of pulsations bound to please every woman out there, no matter what sexy mood she's in. The five rows of beads provide lots of massage and stimulation. I of course like to have all the gears going at once to get the best benefit from this sex toy. Requires 3 AAA batteries.
I'm very satisfied with this vibrator. I love rabbits to begin with, and this one is enjoyable, functional, and easy on the eyes.
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August 14, 2014
Sex Toy Review - Aluminum Heat Wave Slim Teaser
The Alumimum Heat Wave Slim Teaser is a lightweight, effective slender bullet-type vibrator. It has two very intense speeds and it even warms up as I use it. Very nice. I prefer the slower speed at first and then the faster and more intense speed as I approach orgasm. This vibe is also fairly quiet so I won't disturb anyone when I use it - unless I choose to.
This sex toy is made of lightweight aluminum, and the one I have is colored silver. It's perfect for taking with me when I travel, and I'm going on an extended trip in October so I know I'll need to take a vibe with me. This one could be it. It's a classy-looking vibe as well. Not cumbersome or heavy to hold.
In addition to being a great clit and interior vibe, the Heat Wave is a great muscle relaxant. I have TMJ (pain in the jaw from grinding teeth), and the Heat Wave homed right in on the painful areas and relaxed them. My TMJ hasn't acted up in over a decade, but for some reason it reared its ugly head last week. Within half an hour after using it my face no longer hurt. I used it on the right side of my jaw and the warmth from the Heat Wave was an added bonus. If you have muscle or joint pain, the Heat Wave might be able to help ease the pain, depending on exactly what it is.
The Aluminum Heat Wave Slim Teaser takes two AA batteries and it runs for a good, long time. You will love this bullet vibrator.
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May 20, 2014
Sex Toy Review: Coco-Licious Hide & Play Lipstick Vibrator
Have you ever seen the movie "Mimic"? It's about gigantic, man-sized cockroaches living in New York sewers that pass themselves off as humans wearing trench coats. The movie is great fun, but the short story by Donald A. Wollheim is even better. The gist of it is that many creatures mimic other animals, plants, and objects to hide from prey - or to hide themselves when they are acting as predators. Walking sticks, leaf bugs, Viceroy butterflies, and angler fish are examples of these kinds of wildlife.
I was always fascinated by creatures that mimic other creatures. So imagine my delight when I was given the Coco-Licious Hide & Play Lipstick Vibrator to review. I've always wanted one of these. It looks like a little lipstick you carry in your purse, but it's not a lipstick. It's a vibrator. So if you drop your purse and everything in it comes tumbling out, you won't be caught with a huge dong. This lipstick vibe slips right under the radar, which is why it is perfect for travel.
There is no real lipstick involved here. You can't get any lip color from it. It only looks like a classic red rolled up lipstick in a black lacquer case. Very realistic.
I like it for other reasons, too. Don't be fooled by its size. It's a powerful little thing with 8 vibrations, pulsations, and escalations. I tried them all and I like to vary my sensations. Sometimes I like a steady stream and other times I like a tapping pulse, especially while I'm coming. The push-button design works beautifully. Just press it and it works. Hold the button down to turn it off. Easy peasy.
It's phthalate-free and may be used in or out of water. I used it as a clit stimulator. It focused its attention directly on me or around me, depending on how I held it. This vibe is very good at pinpoint precision. It has no scent of any kind. Safe to use, it's a fabulous little vibe to carry on your person for mid-day romps or for travel.
Now that I've enjoyed a vibe that mimics a lipstick, I think I'll watch that movie again. I especially like "Mimic" because Guillermo del Toro co-wrote and directed it. He's one of my favorite movie directors. Go get your lipstick vibe today!
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April 10, 2014
THE Toy For Men - Autoblow 2 - Indiegogo Campaign
Autoblow 2 is more than just a male masturbator. It is the Supreme. It operates hands-free and plugs into your outlet. It's hygienic, feels fantastic, and is made to fit any sized penis, no matter how large or small. It's also incredibly easy to clean - much easier to clean than other masturbators. Autoblow 2 will last over 500 hours, so you'll get quite the workout. Doesn't Autoblow 2 sound wonderful? So what are you waiting for? Here is information about the Autoblow 2 Indiegogo campaign. There's much to be had by contributing. The link to join is above. Details are below.
First things first:
1. You can contribute to this campaign anonymously - just check the box that reads "don't display my name on the campaign page" when you make payment.
2. If you contribute an amount that makes you eligible for a product, we will ship it to you in a plain brown box with a warehouse return address. It is completely discreet.
So without any further ado.....
What Does The Autoblow 2 Do And Why Is It Better Than All Other Toys For Men?
The Autoblow 2 is the world's most realistic robotic oral sex simulator for men. Currently, nearly all major brands of toys for men are manually operated, meaning you have to grip them with your hand, and move them up and down. Existing male stroking machines are not robust enough to feel appropriately realistic.
I think that men deserve better. Therefore, I have properly automated male pleasure with this new product in a way that has never been done before. The Autoblow 2 is the fix for everything wrong with the current generation of sex toys for men, especially other stroking type machines.
Here's why the Autoblow 2 is a game changer:
• It doesn't use batteries. The Autoblow 2 plugs into a wall outlet. We chose a motor that was powerful enough to continue stroking, even when it is up against a considerable load. It won't stop mid-stroke like battery powered motors do, for lack of torque. And no, USB can't offer enough power. Yes, its completely safe - it uses a UL listed AC to DC converter adapter.
• It works with 3 sizes of interchangeable sleeves. Size is a big (or small) problem for a lot of guys when it comes to such products. With a battery powered stroker, a big penis would make the machine stop, a small penis wouldn't feel much sensation, and an average sized penis would feel only an average sensation. But through rigorous testing, we came up with 3 sleeve sizes to ensure that no matter what a man's size is, he will receive the same sensation while using the machine. Check the penis graphic below for sizing information.
• Relatively hands-free & feels great. You can either hold it with your hand, or depending on the position of your body (can't get into too much detail here), you don't need to hold it at all. It will stroke up and down, doing all of the work for you. It suffices to say that if you lay on your stomach, the machine can be used without holding it at all. The feeling of having your penis inside of the sleeve while the spring-loaded beads stroke up and down can best be described in 2 words: surprisingly good. We will develop a table-mounted holder for it in the future.
• The motor is industrial strength. The Autoblow 2 won't break like a "toy" would. We left it on for 1000 hours with a simulated load on the motor, and we finally had to turn it off because the person who worked near it didn't want to hear it everyday anymore. The entire product, including the motor, is built to the quality level of a kitchen appliance - not a sex toy. FYI, we wrote the motor is good for at least 500 hours on the box, but later we realized it will work for far longer!
• It is super easy to clean. I won't get into too much detail here but this style of product in the past has been VERY difficult or nearly impossible to properly clean. But since the Autoblow 2 uses a removable sleeve, cleaning is a breeze.
• Real variable speed control. You can control the up/down stroking motion, from slow to fast. Because the product uses a powerful motor, you can actually USE the slow stroking function. On battery powered similar products, the slow stroking function is useless because it will just stop. So fear not, if you so desire, you can stroke it slowly with the Autoblow 2.
This graphic shows you exactly how the product works from the inside, out.
Penis Measurements For Sleeve Sizes
At first, we have produced a sleeve that looks like a mouth on the top. If you support this campaign at a level that entitles you to an Autoblow 2, we will email you to ask whether you want sleeve size A, B, or C. The machine comes with 1 mouth sleeve included. If we meet our stretch goals, we will create a vagina sleeve, too. Keep in mind that 80% of guys fall into the size B range! Your length does not matter, only your girth does.
Here's A Photo Of The Mouth Sleeve
We have spared no expense on this - we have used the highest quality realistic skin material available to make the sleeves. It is compatible with water based lubricants.
Here's a clearer photo of the inner workings of the machine:
For those of you who are more visual, here are some graphics again explaining what I explained above:
What We Need & What You Get
As you can see from the photos - we've already created both the molds and the packaging. I have about 15 final samples, too, which have been used for extensive testing.
But... I need more funding to complete the first production run.
• We are short $45,000 to complete the first order. The development of the product was much more expensive than I planned on. Plus, it took a lot longer than my initial timeline (2.5-3 years!). As a result, we need more money to complete our first production. If we raise more than this, great! We will make extra products to accommodate ALL of the backers! Plus, check out our stretch goals!
• Back us and save $50+ off of the retail price. The retail price online and in stores will be $150. But for our backers here on Indiegogo, $99 will get you one Autoblow 2 AND one re-useable mouth sleeve (shipping included inside the US). Those outside of the US can get the same deal for $124 (shipping included). We will contact you by email and you can tell us if you prefer sleeve size A, B, or C.
• Early bird special! To get this party started, we will do 100 of them at just $79 (including shipping to USA only). If you are a non-USA early bird backer and want this $79 deal, please also select the international shipping for early birds.
• VIP backers can get a CLEAR Autoblow 2! Our molds are made for using ABS plastic only, but we can make a small fraction of our order from another type of plastic which is clear (without damaging the molds). These would normally be used for store demos ONLY. In our first run, we will create 50 of these. 30 will go to stores, and 20 will be given to our VIP backers here. This will probably be the only time we will give the the clear model to end users! $179 gets you one of the 20 (USA shipping included)! Scroll down to see the photo of this VIP backer ONLY clear Autoblow 2! We'll contact you to ask which sleeve size you prefer. (Those outside of the US, please also select the $25 international shipping).
• Those who back us at a $29 level will get a super nice Autoblow 2 t-shirt. We will email you to ask your size. The shirt will be the same blue color as the Autoblow 2 and will prominently feature the Autoblow 2 logo above a photo of the product. Guys, all I can say is that sporting your support for the Autoblow 2 in public will bring you years and years of dates and good luck.
• If we don't reach our goal here, don't worry: you'll still get the perk you paid for. We'll find an additional but less awesome way to fund the completion of the order.
Here is the clear store demo Autoblow 2 that will go to the 20 VIP backers!
If we raise 120,000:
At first, we only have enough funds to create sleeves that look like a mouth on top. But if we can reach the $120,000 funding level, we will have enough cash to make vagina sleeves! All backers who are eligible to receive an Autoblow 2 ($79 and above) would also receive a extra vagina sleeve! Please note that the vagina sleeves would begin production in the summer, so you would receive your Autoblow 2 vagina sleeve a couple of months after you receive your Autoblow 2 with the mouth sleeve. To be on the safe side, I estimate you would receive the second sleeve in September. I am aware that gay men in particular might not want a vagina sleeve. If its the case that you are gay, and don't want your vagina sleeve, perhaps you can be a pal and pass it along to a friend!
If we raise $200,000:
Raising $200,000 would allow us to quickly create a beautiful storage case capable of storing the Autoblow 2 and a few sleeves. We're thinking zippered, and similar in appearance to a camera storage bag. If we raise this amount, everyone who receives an Autoblow 2 ($79 and above) would receive an extra vagina sleeve & the storage bag! We would begin the design after the campaign finishes, and I estimate this bag would be ready to ship in September.
The Autoblow 2 is a huge step forward for men's pleasure devices. Until now, virtually all male toys either required you to hold something and move your hand up and down or were automated but created as toys, not appliances. As a backer here, you will help us to create the next generation of robotic machines for men that will feel far better and far more realistic than anything that has been made before. We have already started kicking around ideas for the Autoblow 3! Although the next version may be 2 years away, it will surely feature new technology never before used in a male pleasure product. Your support on the Autoblow 2 will help us push this technology to the next level! We are SURE you'll love the Autoblow 2 and we are super thankful to all of you for your support!!
• Weight: Without sleeve installed, 690 grams or 1.5 pounds
• Sleeve Weight: 210g or .46 pounds
• Power Input: 100v-240v
• Power Output: DC 12v, 1.5a
• Adapter Cord Length: 9 feet (300cm)
• Height: 8.6" (22cm)
• Diameter: 3.93" (10cm)
• Stroking length: It will stroke approximately 4" of your penis
We plan to finish the manufacturing by the end of May. The products should arrive to our New York warehouse by the end of June. Therefore, we expect to be able to ship out your Autoblow 2 by the end of June, 2014. Just to be on the safe side, we have set the campaign to show July as a shipment date. We will inform you the moment the shipment is on the ship on its way to our US warehouse and will will alert you of any potential delay. We understand the importance of sticking to the timeline we give our backers and we are totally confident it be smooth process!
*IMPORTANT* Your Backing Will Be Totally Anonymous & Discreet!
If you do not wish for your name to show up on the campaign page, simply click this box when you are making your contribution:
Your package will be shipped from our New York warehouse and will be 100% DISCREET. There is no way to know what it is inside of the box!
Who Am I And Why Did I Invent The Autoblow 2?
After finishing law school, I decided to make sex toys instead of working as a lawyer. While spending a lot of time in China, and with the help of a great team of people from around the world, over the last 6 years, I made the Autoblow, Mangasm, and Ladygasm brands. I focus on the production, and my team helps me sell our brands around the world on our ecommerce sites, and on Amazon. The products I make are interesting and functional, but none has been a game changer. Until now, that is!
Over the past 3 years, I've invested about $100,000 to get the Autoblow 2 designed and to make molds, and packaging. It was not easy to find the right group of people who understood how to work with these materials and understood the ergonomic related challenges. After 2 failed prototypes, we finally succeeded in making an excellent product that is automatic, robust, and feels surprisingly realistic.
I believe in this product so much that I've decided to literally put my face and my reputation on it (yes, that's me in the video).
More About The Team Behind The Autoblow 2
Brian Sloan (bsloan at vieci . com)
While a lot of people on Indiegogo show a picture of their office, I can't - I don't really have one. I'm the sole owner of my company, which is a US company called Very Intelligent Ecommerce, Inc. (www.vieci.com). I spend most of my time in China and my people are all over the world. We work together online. We have programmers, Internet marketers, designers, video guys, warehouse people, customer service people, and everyone else you would expect an e-commerce company to have. The only difference is that many of us have never met in real life. There is one guy, Alex, who was with me since the beginning. We met on a freelancing website, and since then I have been to Romania 10 trips to work together, he has been to China 12 times, and once we've been together to work in the US.
Alex is a self taught programmer and Internet marketing expert extraordinaire. Originally from the Transylvania region of Romania, he bounces between Bucharest and Beijing, helping us stay ahead of the competition. He is a true technical expert in the marketing field and a great project manager. That's him in the photo next to me below, on one of our working trips in China.
Rodrigo Di Marzo
Rodrigo is our rock star packaging and website designer. A Brazilian living in Germany, Rodrigo brought his unique aesthetic to our Autoblow 2 packaging and e-commerce presence (not yet online). He is without a doubt the most skilled freelance designer we've ever hired. He has done stunning design work for large global firms including Haagen-Dazz, Clinique, GlaxoSmithKline, and others.
Tey a native of the Philippines but is based in Beijing. She is responsible for most of the back-end administration of our websites, plus some of our customer service. She also happens to be one of the friendliest people on earth.
Originally hailing from Hebei province in China, Shirley manages all of our email customer service. Have a problem, complaint, or even a compliment? Shirley will respond to you in a friendly and professional manner.
Sam is a certified Magento programmer and the CEO of the company who handles all of our Magento related programming needs. He got us hooked on using Jira to manage our projects and helps ensure that our online growth is always a smooth process.
Other Ways You Can Help
Don't want to be a male pleasure product pioneer and pick up your own Autoblow 2 for $50 less than it will be sold in stores? Ok, at least send this page to your friends! You never know....
March 23, 2014
Sex Toy Review: Body and Soul Sultry
I looked forward to using my new Body and Soul Sultry the moment it arrived in the mail. I love thick vibes and this one pleased me no end. It's also made of silicone, my favorite material. Silicone is smooth and supple. The best material for sex toys, in my not so humble opinion.
This vibe fits comfortably in my hand so I don't get cramped. It's also not too heavy, which is a big plus. I don't care much for honking big vibes so Sultry is exactly my speed. And did I say it's ribbed? No? Well, it's ribbed nicely along the shaft in the perfect place to please me - my labia and just inside the vagina. Those ribs also rub against my clit.
This vibe is curved the end for G-spot stimulation. It homed right in on that baby and gave me one hell of a G-spot orgasm. It didn't hurt or provide too much pressure like some G-spot vibes do. It also found the spot easily. This is a very good G-spot vibrator.
I get multiple stimulation from this vibrator, and top that with the five functions and five speeds and you have a winner. I like the slower speeds in the beginning and I work my way up to the faster ones right before climaxing. Each function is unique and I like all of them. The buttons are easy to press without my having to interrupt my play to look at the vibe to see where to press. They're very user friendly.
All in all, this is a nice vibe, especially for a beginner. It's easy to use, small, pretty, and best of all, it delivers the goods. I highly recommend it.
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