Monday, February 27, 2012

Welcome To The BearTalk Blog Hop Kick-Off!

We all know what a bear is. I'm sure you've seen the late 60s television show Gentle Ben. Or maybe you've seen the nearly-silent movie called The Bear? What about Disney's animated features, Brother Bear or the beloved Baloo in the now-classic Jungle Book? They're all cute, cuddly and sometimes unpredictable; at times even ferocious.

But guess what? You know those sexy, furry men in your life? The ones sadly lacking in the m/m genre? Well, they're known as bears, too. Deanna Wadsworth has pulled together a group of writers, readers, and admirers of the hirsute male to open your mind and expose some pelt.


Here to kick off BearTalk, a week-long event devoted to the growling sensuality of bears cavorting in your bed, is the lovely and talented, Louisa Bacio. Be sure you give it up at the end of the post and show her some love in the form of a comment. You'll be entered to win a very special prize, courtesy of Louisa herself.

Okay, bella signorina. Take it away!

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From Smooth-Sailing to Fur-Tastic

Shaved, smooth and slick. When I first met my husband, and saw him sans-shirt, not a strand of hair adorned his sculpted chest.

Then the months passed by, and he got prickly, and then outright furry. He confessed that he used to shave, after being influenced by his muscle-building buddies in the military. (Things that make you go, hmmm.) I told him that I liked him au naturel.

The added friction was fine by me. There’s nothing sexier than that love trail that leads directly to a hot treasure package. And, imagine me blushing over here as I admit this turn-on, rubbing against a hairy chest feels pure divine.

As inspiration for this blog, I slaved through photos to illustrate some sexiness. For instance, this specimen definitely doesn’t carry his weapon half-cocked.

What’s your favorite body part? In addition to a steamy stomach and chest, I also like biceps, and rocking calves. But, would you pass up these oh-so-yummy thighs?


Hell to the no. Oh, can you almost feel licking that calf bulge?

Within my own writing, I haven’t directly addressed the bear obsession, and suddenly I’m feeling like a sensory element has been left out. Here’s a teaser on my m/m erotic paranormal, The Vampire & The Werewolf: A New Orleans Christmas.

Vampires and werewolves don’t mix … or do they?

Before there were three, there were two. When a vampire swoops in to save Trevor from a rogue gang’s blood sport, the werewolf must fight his own inhibitions. The magic of New Orleans and the holiday season bring together these two unlikely lovers.

Thanks so much for hosting me, Johnny. It’s been a pleasure dropping in for a chat. So tell me, what’s either the best thing or worst thing about a furry partner? I’m sponsoring a $10 gift certificate to Ravenous Romance for one commenter. Make sure to leave a valid email address so the winner can be contacted. And, please visit the other authors on our tour, check out the full schedule Bear Talk Blog Hop.

For more Bear Talk today, go see Silvia Violet at DC Juris (http://dcjuris.blogspot.com/).

Ciao!

Louisa Bacio


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30 comments:

  1. The best part is the trail you talked about and the feeling when rubbing against him. The worst is getting the hair off the sheets every morning or afternoon...sometimes both. :)

    Hugs,
    Donna
    donnafisk@bellsouth.net

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    1. LOL! Donna you're funny. When you're as furry as me you just learn to deal with it.

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  2. Great way to kick off the bear blog Johnny!! I'm with you, there is nothing like rubbing all over a big fury chest like a cat! Rawr!!

    Jo

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    1. I couldn't agree more! What a wonderful post, Louisa, and a great intro Johnny! I love all this fur talk and can't wait to read the other posts all week.
      Good luck to those entering to win Louisa's gift certificate!!

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    2. Thank you SJD. Thank you as well Deanna. I just hope I didn't miss anything.

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  3. Wonderful post! Now I have a new book to read...I need more money! WAAA! lol Thanks Johnny for the blog kick off and Thanks Ms Louisa for the tempting story. The best part is the treasure trail...FABULOUS!

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    1. My pleasure Aimee. I'm very glad you could stop by and visit to show Louisa some love!

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  4. Donna -- Woohoo. Thanks for visiting and for the sensational description!

    Ho -- Digging the sound effects!

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  5. Johnny -- Grazie, again, for having me here!

    Aimee -- Ah, good to be tempted. If you're the winner, that gift certificate can be used for said book (and another one at RR prices).

    Deanna -- I appreciate it. Thanks for setting up!

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    1. Bella Louisa, it's my pleasure. Mille grazie!

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  6. I just LOVE bears, the animals and the men :D

    there's just something about rubbing myself on my husband's chest...legs...arms...oh well everything that just makes me happy. Thanks for hosting Johnny, thank you for posting Louisa!

    Tt

    tigerblossoms at hotmail dot com

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    1. Hey there Teresa!

      Hosting Louisa was my pleasure. Thank you for showing Louisa some lovin'. And I agree. Isn't it wonderful to rub up against all that? I find there's a certain comfort when I'm hugging my baby and feeling our hairs mesh. Good thing we're not velcro!

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    2. Teresa -- now that's a happy image! Thanks for visiting, and lol Johnny! Velco ...

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  7. I must say I love a good happy trail, something no man should be without. It just looks all kinds of wrong when they are missing.

    Running your fingers through them, following them to the prize... Gotta love 'em! I could wax poetic over them... But never wax them!

    Nice tease, Louisa.
    Good kick off, Johnny.

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    1. Gotta love a good trail Kayla! The smooth are cute and pretty but they're frequently more of an appetizer for me. Although I no longer eat pig or cow I usually like a bit of beef for my entree!

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    2. Oooh, Kayla, love the finger action!

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  8. I love bears :) I love rubbing myself on my boyfriends hairy parts, and looking at pictures of hairy man! Worst thing.... can't really think of something :P

    Lucia
    luciatea01 (at) googlemail.com

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    1. Yes, it's hard to think of bad parts, isn't it? The pictures are pretty divine! Thanks for visiting.

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  9. The best thing is that tickly feeling left after I rub my face in his chest hair.

    The worst part is it raises his body temperature and makes cuddling up at night too warm for him. :(

    ~xxx~

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    1. I can totally relate to that one Xara! My partner is fuzzy all over and so am I. Between the two of us I think we generate a lot of body heat.

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    2. Xara -- My hubby always seems to run hot. Even tonight, it's rainy and cold outside, and he's currently sleeping with the window open! Silly bear!

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  10. Thank you Johnny and Louisa,

    Bears truly are sexy and a delight to write about! "Walking the trail" with my fingers is my favorite part. :)

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    1. Thank you for stopping by VS Morgan. It was my pleasure hosting Louisa and an even bigger pleasure to be a part of the BearTalk Blog Hop.

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    2. VS -- Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit, hon! Can't wait to see the cover of your book!

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  11. Hello Louisa,

    Thank you Johnny for hosting Louisa Bacio on your Blog today & Thank you Louisa for taking time out of your day to spend with Us & being a part of the Bear Talk Blog Hop. I just LOVE this Sexy Hop because I get to hear great stories from the Authors participating, like yourself, & also look at some HOT ManCandy Photos. ;) I love a hairy chest & Mmmmmm that trail leading me right to that extra special Gift of Pleasure. ;) I'm soooooo Bad!!! LOL I was sooooo pleased when I found that my Hubby had a hairy chest...& he has an Athletic Build, not swimmer type, Body Builder type.....so there's soooooo much chest to run my fingers through....& down. ;) Oh there I go, being Naughty again. LOL

    I would very much appreciate an opportunity to enter your giveaway for a $10 gift certificate to Ravenous Romance. Thank You.

    Take Care & Have a Great Week,
    PaParanormalFan (Renee’ S.)
    paranormalromancefan@yahoo.com

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    1. PaParanormalFan: It was my pleasure hosting Louisa. This is only the second day now but it's been so much fun thus far!

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    2. Renee,

      Roar! Sounds like you've got plenty go be "bad" about with that body builder of yours! Thanks so much for visiting. We're having a blast.

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  12. Thank you so much for the contest and the great images! This is a fun blog hop!

    Ann
    Kyreadinggirl@yahoo.com

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  13. You are totally welcome, Ann! We've been having FUN!

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  14. Teresa was the winner of this contest. I'll be sending you an email on the address you left here to verify before sending out the certificate. And, next weekend for St. Patrick's Day, I'm taking part in a HUGE multi-author hop. So visit http://louisabacio.blogspot.com to enter!

    Thanks again Johnny!

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