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Friday, June 3, 2011
Between the Covers: Rebecca Gillan
Welcome to Between The Covers, my monthly blog about erotic romance in the news! My name is Rebecca Gillan. Sometimes I come across stories that look like normal people doing normal people stuff. And sometimes I come across stories that sound like someone tried to re-enact their favorite scene from a romance novel and it didn’t go so well. Once a month, on the first Friday of the month, I share some of these juicy gems. So grab your popcorn and enjoy the ride!
I am going to start off with a story straight out of the middle ages. The Lord and Lady of Brentwood had what appeared to be the ideal dynastic marriage. He fought his way up to noble status through hard work and married the daughter of a great and powerful family. Unfortunately, like all middle age dynastic marriages, the husband was a womanizer who fathered a bastard child on a servant. Even more unfortunately, this didn’t happen five-hundred years ago. Thank you, Arnold Schwarzenegger, for showing us the side of historical romances we didn’t really want to remember. Luckily for Maria, we don’t live in those times and she isn’t expected to put up with your philandering ways! Now we need to do something about the rest of the creeps out there who are running on medieval moralities.
We have all had fantasies about cops. They are there to serve and protect and they wear those oh-so-sexy uniforms. Some of them actually qualify as full-blown eye-candy, too. No matter how your fantasy plays out, though, it probably didn’t look quite like this. A police officer, apparently enamored with an inmate doing service by cleaning the police station, grabbed her and tried to kiss her. This one actually has the makings for a really good story to it. It could be a very fun thing to try at home between consenting parties. But, like most of the stories I feature on this blog, he should have kept this fantasy ‘between the covers.’
There are, of course, ways to mix in a little x-rated romance into your life. For instance, this Slate article contains a recipe for both roast chicken and hanky-panky. The author recommends twice monthly mid-week lunch dates for couples who have kids. After reading the article, I find myself agreeing wholeheartedly. The best part about this one, though, is that the author is a man. Is there anything more sexy than an erotic lunch date stolen out of the middle of the week where your guy cooks you a fantastic meal and makes love to you in the process? This one is a definite do!
And to finish it off, I have a heart-warming example of a couple who did it right! Rose and Forrest met at a senior dance. It didn’t take long before the two were madly in love. Both had been previously married but Rose, who lost her husband to a long illness, didn’t want to ever marry again. When, after years of ‘dating’, Forrest asked Rose to marry him, she said she would but not until his 100th birthday. Did he give up? No way! The two spent the next thirty years traveling and dancing their feet off several times a week. And on Forrest’s 100th birthday, Rose kept her promise and married her Prince Charming. Now that’s a romance for the ages!
Remember to have a little fun from time to time, but keep it between the covers or you might end up in the police blotter- or on this blog!